17 September 2015 A.D. ENGLISH REFORMATION: The Works of Thomas Cranmer, vol. 2: Miscellaneous Writings and Letters of Thomas Cranmer
The Works of Thomas Cranmer, vol. 2: Miscellaneous Writings and Letters of Thomas Cranmer
Works of the Early English Reformers (37 vols.)
Author: Thomas CranmerEditor: John Edmund Cox
Publisher: Cambridge University PressPublication Date: 1846
Thomas Cranmer was perhaps the most important theological figure in the reformation of the English Church. His theological fingerprints are found everywhere in the 39 Articles and the Book of Common Prayer. This collection, compiled by the evangelical Parker Society, grants access to correspondence and writings that reveal the intentions and inner thoughts of the martyr and archbishop of Canterbury. This volume sheds light on the shifting nature of politics and theology in sixteenth-century England and the early Reformation.
Thomas Cranmer (1489–1556) was the archbishop of Canterbury during the reigns of English kings Henry VIII and Edward VI. During his time as archbishop, Cranmer, along with Thomas Cromwell, championed the translation of the Bible into English. In 1548, plans for a complete liturgy for the English Church began. Cranmer compiled the Book of Common Prayer, which was published in 1549. After Mary I took the throne, Cranmer was tried for treason and heresy. He was imprisoned for two years and martyred in 1556 in Oxford. Cranmer wrote many important articles and letters, which—along with a few biographies on the life and influence of Cranmer—appear in the Thomas Cranmer Collection