29 September 2015 A.D. ENGLISH REFORMATION: John Norden’s Progress of Piety
Works of the Early English Reformers (37 vols.)
A Progress of Piety: Whose Jesses Lead into the Harbour of Heavenly Heart’s Ease
Author: John Norden
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 1847
John Norden’s A Progress of Piety illustrates the more practical and devotional theology of Elizabeth’s reign. The work is a glimpse of the devotional life of a sixteenth-century evangelical layman. It includes several prayers, poems, and a brief biographical sketch of Norden.
John Norden (1547–1625) was an English cartographer and author of numerous devotional works. Keeping his two fields of publication very separate, he avoided religious persecution by claiming his devotional volumes were authored by a John Norden “pretender.”