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Thomas Cranmer Paperback ☆ Thomas Cranmer MOBI Ð thomas mobile, cranmer ebok, Thomas CranmerThomas Cranmer ePUBThomas Cranmer, the architect of the Anglican Book of Common Prayer, was the archbishop of Canterbury who guided England through the early Reformation and Henry VIII through the minefields of divorce This is the first major biography of him for than three decades, and the first for a century to exploit rich new manuscript sources in Britain and elsewhereDiarmaid MacCulloch, one of the foremost scholars of the English Reformation, traces Cranmer from his east Midland roots through his twenty year career as a conventionally conservative Cambridge don He shows how Cranmer was recruited to the coterie around Henry VIII that was trying to annul the royal marriage to Catherine, and how new connections led him to embrace the evangelical faith of the European Reformation and, ultimately, to become archbishop of Canterbury By then a major English statesman, living the life of a medieval prince bishop, Cranmer guided the church through the king s vacillations and finalized two successive versions of the English prayer bookMacCulloch skillfully reconstructs the crises Cranmer negotiated, from his compromising association with three of Henry s divorces, the plot by religious conservatives to oust him, and his role in the attempt to establish Lady Jane Grey as queen to the vengeance of the Catholic Mary Tudor In jail after Mary s accession, Cranmer nearly repudiated his achievements, but he found the courage to turn the day of his death into a dramatic demonstration of his Protestant faithFrom this vivid account Cranmer emerges a sharply focused figure than before, conservative early in his career than admirers have allowed, evangelical than Anglicanism would later find comfortable A hesitant hero with a tangled life story, his imperishable legacy is his contribution in the prayer book to the shape and structure of English speech and through this to the molding of an international language and the theology it expressed.


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10 thoughts on “Thomas Cranmer

  1. Barry Barry says:

    Paperback ☆ Thomas Cranmer MOBI Ð thomas mobile, cranmer ebok, Thomas CranmerThomas Cranmer ePUBBe forewarned MacCulloch s biography of England s first Protestant Archbishop of Canterbury is a big book and is sometimes heavy sledding But I ve given it five stars because it is the definitive work on one of the English Reformation s greatest heroes.England became a Protestant nation during the reign of Henry VIII and remained so during the brief reign of his son Edward When Edward died, Henry s Roman Catholic eldest daughter, Mary, became queen During the five years of her reign 1553 15 Be forewarned MacCulloch s biography of England s first Protestant Archbishop of Canterbury is a big book and is sometimes heavy sledding But I ve given it five stars because it is the definitive work on one of the English Reformation s greatest heroes


  2. Matt Matt says:

    Paperback ☆ Thomas Cranmer MOBI Ð thomas mobile, cranmer ebok, Thomas CranmerThomas Cranmer ePUBDiarmaid McCullough did such a thorough job with this biography of Thomas Cranmer that I can t give it any less than 5 stars Thomas Cranmer was the Archbishop of Canterbury during Henry VIII s and King Edward VI s reign and he was responsible for most of the English Reformation of the 16th century, and their schism split with the Catholic Church His crowning achievement was the English Boo


  3. Andrew Andrew says:

    Paperback ☆ Thomas Cranmer MOBI Ð thomas mobile, cranmer ebok, Thomas CranmerThomas Cranmer ePUBAs usual for MacCulloch s books, this one s a doorstop clocking in at over a thousand pages Also as usual for MacCulloch, it s incredibly engaging You get a strong sense of Cranmer s evolution as a thinker, of the dangerous line he walked as a friend and confidant of the erratic and tyrannical Henry VIII It s easy to look with disdain on someone like Cranmer, who, as his convictions gradually altered, found himself keeping his true convictions as much under wraps as he could, even burning men As usual for MacCulloch s books, this one s a doorstop clocking in at over a thousand pages Also as usual for MacCulloch, it s incredibly engaging You get a strong sense of Cranmer s evolution as a thinker, of the dangerous line he walked as a friend and confidant of the erratic and tyr


  4. Thomas Achord Thomas Achord says:

    Paperback ☆ Thomas Cranmer MOBI Ð thomas mobile, cranmer ebok, Thomas CranmerThomas Cranmer ePUBI feel as though I read a book about the events surrounding Thomas Cranmer s life but not about Thomas Cranmer s life I explored all the crevices, nooks, and crannies of the English Reformation but I know little of the character, the attitudes, the disposition, the life of Thomas Cramer One instance will suffice to illustrate this Cramer was a priest but then he got married That s it We know nothing about the marriage, nor the passion and love in it, or theological process that led Cranmer I feel as though I read a book about the events surrounding Thomas Cranmer s life but not about Thomas Cranmer s life I explored all the crevices, nooks, and crannies of the English Reformation but I know little of the character, the attitudes, the disposition, the life of Thomas Cramer One instance will suffice to illustrate this Cra


  5. Steve Comstock Steve Comstock says:

    Paperback ☆ Thomas Cranmer MOBI Ð thomas mobile, cranmer ebok, Thomas CranmerThomas Cranmer ePUBThis is probably the definitive Cranmer biography MacCulloch treats his subject with great fairness His extensive research shows in every chapter Don t let the size of this volume fool you, it is remarkably readable I am glad to see such an underappreciated churchman treated without bias.


  6. Thom Thom says:

    Paperback ☆ Thomas Cranmer MOBI Ð thomas mobile, cranmer ebok, Thomas CranmerThomas Cranmer ePUBI was rather looking forward to this biography, having enjoyed MacCulloch s History of Christianity for its wry observations and willingness to tell a good story But it seemed to me that he assumed too much foreknowledge here, and I got lost in the host of characters and the obscure references became tedious instead I may have wound up skimming through some of these pages and chose to dwell instead on the parts I understood somethingabout I learned someabout Cranmer s wider intere I was rather looking forward to this biography, having enjoyed MacCulloch s History of Christianity for its wry observations and willingness to tell a good story But it seemed to me that he assumed too much foreknowledge here, and I got lost in the host of characters and the obscure references became tedious instead I may have wound up skimming through some of these pages and chose to dwell instead on the parts I understood somethingabout I learned someabout Cranmer s wider interests in r


  7. Alex Sachak Alex Sachak says:

    Paperback ☆ Thomas Cranmer MOBI Ð thomas mobile, cranmer ebok, Thomas CranmerThomas Cranmer ePUBThis is quite a hefty book at around 600 pages but it was such a joy to read MacCulloch brilliantly depicts the intrigue of Cranmer s life and the complexities of his character It is surely worth reading for the account of Cranmer s final months, where under immense mental and physical pressure Cranmer renounced his entire ministry career only to save his reputation with one final brave stand Highly recommended


  8. Joel Zartman Joel Zartman says:

    Paperback ☆ Thomas Cranmer MOBI Ð thomas mobile, cranmer ebok, Thomas CranmerThomas Cranmer ePUBWhew


  9. Robert Robert says:

    Paperback ☆ Thomas Cranmer MOBI Ð thomas mobile, cranmer ebok, Thomas CranmerThomas Cranmer ePUBDense, through story of first years of Anglican Church Now have an informed concept and empathy for early protestants of traditional Church Glad to be done with smug scoffing.


  10. John Adams John Adams says:

    Paperback ☆ Thomas Cranmer MOBI Ð thomas mobile, cranmer ebok, Thomas CranmerThomas Cranmer ePUBIt s long and has too many moments of tedious details, but his analysis of the evolution of Cranmer s theology is excellent, and the amusing asides help keep things moving forward.


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