Reformed Churchmen

We are Confessional Calvinists and a Prayer Book Church-people. In 2012, we remembered the 350th anniversary of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer; also, we remembered the 450th anniversary of John Jewel's sober, scholarly, and Reformed "An Apology of the Church of England." In 2013, we remembered the publication of the "Heidelberg Catechism" and the influence of Reformed theologians in England, including Heinrich Bullinger's Decades. For 2014: Tyndale's NT translation. For 2015, John Roger, Rowland Taylor and Bishop John Hooper's martyrdom, burned at the stakes. Books of the month. December 2014: Alan Jacob's "Book of Common Prayer" at: January 2015: A.F. Pollard's "Thomas Cranmer and the English Reformation: 1489-1556" at: February 2015: Jaspar Ridley's "Thomas Cranmer" at:

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

11 November 1491 A.D. Martin Bucer Born

11 November 1491 A.D.  Martin Bucer Born

Martin Bucer (1491 to 1551)


He patched up reformers' quarrels.

Martin Bucer, early Protestant reformer, was born at Schlettstradt, Germany. Although not well-known today, the spotlight of the Reformation being on Martin Luther and John Calvin, nevertheless, Bucer had a tremendous impact on believers of that era. His greatest work was his dedication to the unification of all true believers, overcoming the small differences which Satan has always used to separate the Church. Educated in Catholic schools, he became a professor of theology in the Dominican order. However, hearing Martin Luther explain the Scriptures to the Augustinian order, he was one of the few who was converted to the faith propounded by Luther concerning "salvation by faith alone." He withdrew from his order, and, became one of the first of the former Romanist priests to marry, taking an ex-nun, Elizabeth Silvereisen. He spent his last three years in England, where he had an influence in the revision of the 1549 Book of Common Prayer.

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