WHITHER GOD BRINGS US: Cambridge and the Reformation Martyrs

WHITHER GOD BRINGS US: Cambridge and the Reformation Martyrs

by David Llewellyn Jenkins

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In the decade following Martin Luther’s nailing of his ninety-five theses to the door of the castle church of Wittenberg in 1517, the phenomenon of social and religious change known as the Reformation made rapid inroads across a spiritually-starved Europe. In England the nursing mother of this new movement was the University of Cambridge. The most brilliant scholars of their generation, men like Robert Barnes and John Frith, were called to resistance and reform by the rule of truth they found in the inscripturated Word of God. To these early makers of the English Protestant tradition the rediscovery of a gracious God and a saving Christ meant more than the established order of Christendom.

By the end of the 1530s, however, Henry VIII had begun to move away from the path of religious reform. The Act of Six Articles (1539) defined in thoroughly orthodox terms the doctrinal form of the English Church. Far worse was to follow. After the death of Edward VI – ‘the young Josiah’ – in July 1553, Mary I set about restoring every aspect of Rome’s dominion. In forty-five months between February 1555 and November 1558, nearly 300 Reformed Christians were burned alive. It is doubtful whether any university in Europe suffered more than Cambridge for pitting the Word of God, unadulterated and unabbreviated, against the customs and decrees of the medieval church. Whither God Brings Us makes available to a modern readership the story of those who gave up their families, their positions and their lives in the cause of Christ; at the stake and in the prison the doctrine of the Gospel won its most glorious triumph.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780992946586
Publisher: Charenton Reformed Publishing
Publication date: 01/02/2018
Edition description: Casebound ed.
Pages: 354
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.94(d)

About the Author

David Llewellyn Jenkins is the author of SAUMUR REDUX: Josué de la Place & the Question of Adam's Sin. He divides his time between Norfolk and Ceredigion.

Table of Contents

Preface I. Robert Barnes, Richard Bayfield, Thomas Garrard, William Jerome

II. Thomas Dusgate, John Cardmaker

III. John Frith, John Rogers

IV. Thomas Bilney

V. John Lambert

VI. George Marsh

VII. Robert Ferrar

VIII. John Bradford

IX. Laurence Saunders, Robert Glover, John Hullier

X. Nicholas Ridley, Hugh Latimer

XI. Thomas Cranmer

XII. John Bland

XIII. Rowland Taylor, Richard Yeoman

Appendix 1

Appendix 2

Select Bibliography

Index of Scripture

Index of Names

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