19 September 2015 A.D. ENGLISH REFORMATION: William Fulke’s “Stapleton’s Fortress Overthrown”
Works of the Early English Reformers (37 vols.)
Stapleton’s Fortress Overthrown, A Rejoinder to Martiall’s Reply, and A Discovery of the Dangerous Rock of the Popish Church Commended by Sanders
Author: William Fulke
Editor: Richard Gibbings
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 1848
This volume compiles three works by Puritan divine William Fulke. In Stapleton’s Fortress Overthrown, Fulke rails against the Catholic faith and its presence in England. In A Rejoinder, William Fulke joins James Calfhill in attacking John Martiall’s Treatise of the Cross, as Fulke decries the use of images of Christ in the crucifix. And lastly, A Discovery addresses the writings of English Catholic Nicholas Sanders, and criticizes the origin of the Catholic Church and its authority.
Fulke’s spirited writings represent some of the most colorful and radical writings of the English Reformation, shedding light on the evangelical fringes of the Reformation in England.
William Fulke (1538–1589) was an English Puritan divine, and a leading figure in the vestments controversy over English church identity.