Foxe's Book of Martyrs

Author: John Foxe

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: History

Page: 332

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A great Christian classic first published in the 16th century, this book describes the heroism and martyrdom of countless believers. (Christian)
Biography & Autobiography

Foxe's Book of Martyrs

Author: John Foxe

Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 377

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Foxe's Book of Martyrs, streamlined and reorganized for modern readers in this edition, is a classic of courage and faith. It chronicles the tragic yet triumphant stories of men and women who faced torture and martyrdom rather than deny their vision of truth and of God.

Fox's Book of Martyrs

Author: John Foxe

Publisher: Simon and Schuster


Category: Religion

Page: 603

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Published early in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England, only five years after the death of the Roman Catholic Queen Mary, the work is an affirmation of the Protestant Reformation in England during the ongoing period of religious conflict between Catholics and Protestants. Since the English monarchs also asserted control over the Church in England, a change in rulers could change the legal status of religious practices. As a consequence, adherents of one religion risked judicial execution by the State depending on the attitudes of the rulers. During Mary's reign, common people of Christian faith were publicly burned at the stake in an attempt to eliminate dissension from Catholic doctrines. Foxe's account of Mary's reign and the martyrdoms that took place during it contributed very significantly to the belief in a distinction from the Roman Catholic Church and the Pope as a central aspect of English national identity. By compiling his record, Foxe intended to demonstrate a historical justification for the foundation of the Church of England as a contemporary embodiment of the true and faithful church, rather than as a newly established Christian denomination.
Literary Criticism

Foxe's 'Book of Martyrs' and Early Modern Print Culture

Author: John N. King

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: Literary Criticism


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This book was first published in 2006. Second only to the Bible and Book of Common Prayer, John Foxe's Acts and Monuments, known as the Book of Martyrs, was the most influential book published in England during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The most complex and best-illustrated English book of its time, it recounted in detail the experiences of hundreds of people who were burned alive for their religious beliefs. John N. King offers the most comprehensive investigation yet of the compilation, printing, publication, illustration, and reception of the Book of Martyrs. He charts its reception across different editions by learned and unlearned, sympathetic and antagonistic readers. The many illustrations included here introduce readers to the visual features of early printed books and general printing practices both in England and continental Europe, and enhance this important contribution to early modern literary studies, cultural and religious history, and the history of the Book.

Foxe's Book of Marytrs

Author: John Foxe




Page: 715

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Editorial ReviewThis is truly a HIGH QUALITY KINDLE EDITION of Foxe's Book of Martyrs for easy reading and meditation. All the arts, portraits, pictures and illustrations are adapted for Kindle readers. The Clickable Table of Contents is designed so that you can click easily navigate to the different chapters.Note that the correct spelling of the author is John Foxe. Many editors spell his name wrong with "Fox"."After the Bible itself, no book so profoundly influenced early Protestant sentiment as the Book of Martyrs. Even in our time it is still a living force. It is more than a record of persecution. It is an arsenal of controversy, a storehouse of romance, as well as a source of edification."Book Description:Fox's Book of Martyrs is a history of the lives, sufferings and deaths of the Early Christians and Protestant Martyrs.Content of the Book:Author's Biography & Sketches - John FoxeChapter I -- History of Christian Martyrs to the First General Persecutions Under NeroChapter II -- The Ten Primitive PersecutionsChapter III -- Persecutions of the Christians in PersiaChapter IV -- Papal PersecutionsChapter V -- An Account of the InquisitionChapter VI -- An Account of the Persecutions in Italy, Under the PapacyChapter VII -- An Account of the Life and Persecutions of John WickliffeChapter VIII -- An Account of the Persecutions in Bohemia Under the PapacyChapter IX -- An Account of the Life and Persecutions of Martin LutherChapter X -- General Persecutions in GermanyChapter XI -- An Account of the Persecutions in the NetherlandsChapter XII -- The Life and Story of the True Servant and Martyr of God,William TyndaleChapter XIII -- An Account of the Life of John CalvinChapter XIV -- Prior to the Reign of Queen Mary IChapter XV -- An Account of the Persecutions in Scotland During the Reign of King Henry VIIIChapter XVI -- Persecutions in England During the Reign of Queen MaryChapter XVII -- Rise and Progress of the Protestant Religion in Ireland; with an Account of the Barbarous Massacre of 1641Chapter XVIII -- The Rise, Progress, Persecutions, and Sufferings of the QuakersChapter XIX -- An Account of the Life and Persecutions of John BunyanChapter XX -- An Account of the Life of John WesleyChapter XXI -- Persecutions of the French Protestants in the South of France, During the Years 1814 and 1820Chapter XXII -- The Beginnings of American Foreign MissionsLet us learn from the past heroes of faith! They stand with those men of faith listed in Hebrews 11.Semper Fidelis.Christians must always remain faithful to God even to offering up their lives for God's sake!