E.J. Hutchinson Nota Bene Reformed Irenicism

The Martyrdom of Thomas Cranmer

21 March marks the martyrdom of Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury and architect of the Book of Common Prayer and the Thirty-Nine Articles, by being burned alive at the hands of Queen Mary I in 1556. The most famous account of his death is that found in Foxe’s Book of Martyrs. Foxe writes: But when he came to the […]

Archive Ecclesiastical Polity Steven Wedgeworth

On the Dangers of Writing Responsibly

CS Lewis, in his masterful work English Literature in the Sixteenth Century Excluding Drama, takes the reader through an overview of the religious and controversial writings of that time.  He works through More, Tyndale, and Latimer, noting how each was more than willing to launch into biting satire and brusque prose.  Each of these men, though […]