15 September 2015 A.D. ENGLISH REFORMATION: Thomas Cooper: An Answer in Defense of the Truth against the Apology of Private Mass
Works of the Early English Reformers (37 vols.)
An Answer in Defence of the Truth against the Apology of Private Mass
Author: Thomas Cooper
Editor: William Goode
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 1850
Thomas Cooper was a stout defender of the Church of England as distinct from the Catholic Church. This volume, in which Cooper answers a Catholic defense of private mass directed against John Jewel, is characteristic of Cooper’s distaste for Rome. Compiled by the evangelical Parker Society, this volume also includes the original apology Cooper answers.
Thomas Cooper (1517–1594) was bishop of Lincoln and later bishop of Winchester. Cooper’s influential Thesaurus Linguae Romanae et Britannicae is believed to have been used by Shakespeare in the composition of many of his plays and poems.