Thomas Cranmer : a life / Diarmaid MacCulloch

By: MacCulloch, DiarmaidMaterial type: TextTextPublisher: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, c1996Description: xii, 692 p. : ill. ; 24 cmISBN: 0300066880 (C : alk. paper); 9780300066883 (C : alk. paper); 0300074484 (pbk.); 9780300074482 (pbk.)Subject(s): Cranmer, Thomas, 1489-1556 | Great Britain -- History -- Tudors, 1485-1603 -- Biography | Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1509-1547 | Great Britain -- Church history -- 16th century | Statesmen -- Great Britain -- Biography | Theologians -- England -- Biography | Bishops -- England -- Biography | Anglican churches ClergyDDC classification: 283/.092 | B LOC classification: DA317.8.C8 | M34 1996Other classification: 11.55
Contents:
1. Simple esquire: 1489-1503 -- 2. Cambridge years: 1503-29 -- 3. Campaign to end a marriage: 1527-33 -- 4. The reign of Queen Anne: 1533-6 -- 5. From Anne Boleyn to Thomas Cromwell: 1535-7 -- 6. A 'Reformed' Church? 1535-9 -- 7. Salvaging the cause: 1539-42 -- 8. A problem of survival: 1542-6 -- 9. Welcoming King Josiah: 1546-9 -- 10. 1549: Commotion in Church and commonwealth -- 11. Building a Protestant Church: 1550-52 -- 12. Paradise betrayed: 1552-3 -- 13. Condemned: 1553-6 -- 14. Aftermath and retrospect -- Appendix I: Was Stephen Nevinson Cranmer's anonymous biographer? -- Appendix II: The date of Henry VIII's marriage to Anne Boleyn -- Appendix III: University connections among close relatives, servants and households of Thomas Cranmer and Stephen Gardiner.
Summary: Thomas Cranmer was the architect of the Anglican Book of Common Prayer. He was the Archbishop who guided England through the early Reformation, and Henry VIII through the minefields of divorce. This is the first major biography for more than three decades, and the first for a century to exploit rich new manuscript sources in Britain and elsewhere. Diarmaid MacCulloch, one of the foremost scholars of the English Reformation, traces Cranmer from his east-midland roots to.Summary: early Tudor Cambridge, into the household of the family of Anne Boleyn, and through the political labyrinth of the Henrician court. By then a major English statesman, living the life of a medieval prince-bishop, Cranmer navigated the church through the king's vacillations and finalized two successive English Prayer Books. MacCulloch skillfully reconstruction the crises which Cranmer negotiated, from his compromising association with three of Henry's divorces, the plot by.Summary: religious conservatives to oust him, his role in the attempt to establish Lady Jane Grey as Queen, to the vengeance of the Catholic Mary Tudor. In gaol after Mary's accession, Cranmer nearly succumbed to recant his life's achievements, but was able to turn the very day of his death at the stake into a dramatic demonstration of his Protestant faith. From this vivid and fascinating account Cranmer emerges a more sharply-focused figure than before, more conservative early.Summary: in his career than admirers have allowed, more evangelical than Anglicanism would later find comfortable.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. Simple esquire: 1489-1503 -- 2. Cambridge years: 1503-29 -- 3. Campaign to end a marriage: 1527-33 -- 4. The reign of Queen Anne: 1533-6 -- 5. From Anne Boleyn to Thomas Cromwell: 1535-7 -- 6. A 'Reformed' Church? 1535-9 -- 7. Salvaging the cause: 1539-42 -- 8. A problem of survival: 1542-6 -- 9. Welcoming King Josiah: 1546-9 -- 10. 1549: Commotion in Church and commonwealth -- 11. Building a Protestant Church: 1550-52 -- 12. Paradise betrayed: 1552-3 -- 13. Condemned: 1553-6 -- 14. Aftermath and retrospect -- Appendix I: Was Stephen Nevinson Cranmer's anonymous biographer? -- Appendix II: The date of Henry VIII's marriage to Anne Boleyn -- Appendix III: University connections among close relatives, servants and households of Thomas Cranmer and Stephen Gardiner.

Thomas Cranmer was the architect of the Anglican Book of Common Prayer. He was the Archbishop who guided England through the early Reformation, and Henry VIII through the minefields of divorce. This is the first major biography for more than three decades, and the first for a century to exploit rich new manuscript sources in Britain and elsewhere. Diarmaid MacCulloch, one of the foremost scholars of the English Reformation, traces Cranmer from his east-midland roots to.

early Tudor Cambridge, into the household of the family of Anne Boleyn, and through the political labyrinth of the Henrician court. By then a major English statesman, living the life of a medieval prince-bishop, Cranmer navigated the church through the king's vacillations and finalized two successive English Prayer Books. MacCulloch skillfully reconstruction the crises which Cranmer negotiated, from his compromising association with three of Henry's divorces, the plot by.

religious conservatives to oust him, his role in the attempt to establish Lady Jane Grey as Queen, to the vengeance of the Catholic Mary Tudor. In gaol after Mary's accession, Cranmer nearly succumbed to recant his life's achievements, but was able to turn the very day of his death at the stake into a dramatic demonstration of his Protestant faith. From this vivid and fascinating account Cranmer emerges a more sharply-focused figure than before, more conservative early.

in his career than admirers have allowed, more evangelical than Anglicanism would later find comfortable.

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As a symbol of the English Reformation Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury from 1533 when he presided over Henry VIII's divorce until 1556 when Queen Mary had him burned at the stake, has elicited both praise and blame. MacCulloch, (theology, Oxford), author of several studies on Reformation England, has written an evenhanded and admirably clear if somewhat overlong account of Cranmer's career. Cranmer began as Thomas Cromwell's clerical ally in reforming the Church and eventually succeeded in imposing his own brand of evangelical humanism on England. Navigating carefully between traditional Catholics and radical reformers, he relied on judicious use of the royal supremacy to enjoin his beliefs in predestination and the spiritual presence at the eucharist. The 1552 Book of Common Prayer, which has shaped England's religious life for more than 400 years, is a monument to his credo. When circumstances led him reluctantly to support the unfortunate Lady Jane Grey, thus betraying his lifelong adherence to principles of legitimacy, he collapsed quickly in the aftermath. MacCulloch's book will serve as the standard work on Cranmer's religious and political career. All levels. H. T. Blethen Western Carolina University

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