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:

Sunday, May 13, 2012

A.F. Pollard: Thomas Cranmer and the English Reformation, 1489-1556

On order with a book review to follow.  The goal is to build a substantive library, including masters theses and doctoral dissertations, on the judicious , scholarly, cautious, and influential Churchman of the Reformed Church of England.  He perished at age 67 due to a murder in the first degree--with malice aforethought, ill will, spite, planning, deliberation and the very specific formation of intent to kill.  A 20-somethingish prosecutor fresh out of law school could convict Queen Mary the First of this wicked deed.  "Book 'er, Danno!" More later.

Thomas Cranmer and the English Reformation, 1489-1556

Book Description
Publication Date: September 9, 2010

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

Product Details
·         Paperback: 476 pages
·         Publisher: Nabu Press (September 9, 2010)
·         Language: English
·         ISBN-10: 1171830068
·         ISBN-13: 978-1171830061
·         Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 9.7 x 1 inches

One reviewer said:


Thomas Cranmer, mild mannered archbishop to bombastic Henry VIII, engineered the English Reformation, leaving us the legacy of the Church of England. In order to understand the reformation in England, one must know something of Thomas Cranmer. Too often he appears as a shadow against Henry's sun. Well worth reading.

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