Tower Writings

Edited by Cecilia A. Hatt

in English Works of John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester

Published in print February 2002 | ISBN: 9780198270119
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600609 | DOI:
 Tower Writings

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A spiritual consolation and The ways to perfect religion were written while John Fisher was imprisoned in the Tower of London. He composed them for the use of his half‐sister Elizabeth White, who was a nun in the Dominican house at Dartford. The introduction explains the literary and religious background, of the ars moriendi and the meditatio mortis, and the commentary points out resemblances with the work of Henry Suso.

Keywords: A spiritual consolation; ars moriendi; meditatio mortis; Henry Suso; The ways to perfect religion; Elizabeth White

Chapter.  28484 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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