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Five Roads to Martyrdom

CARL R. TRUEMAN

in Luther’s Legacy

Published in print May 1994 | ISBN: 9780198263524
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682599 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263524.003.0002
Five Roads to Martyrdom

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This chapter presents five brief biographies of five men: William Tyndale, John Frith, Robert Barnes, John Hooper, and John Bradford. It highlights the political forces that shaped their careers. It illustrates the wide difference between the intellectual and social values of this century and that of the Reformers. All five of the English Reformers in this study died at the stake because of their theological stance. They were men who were intimately involved in the events of their day. For them, theology was of profound social and personal importance, that they were willing to pay with their own lives.

Keywords: William Tyndale; John Frith; Robert Barnes; John Hooper; John Bradford; biography; death

Chapter.  9246 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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