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Foxe's Book of Martyrs
John Foxe Edited by W. Grinton Berry
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With millions of copies in print, Foxe's Book of Martyrs has become a classic of magnificent courage and faith. Beginning with Jesus Christ, this unparalleled volume traces the roots of religious persecution. Some of the heroic figures examined are John Hus, John Wycliffe, William Tyndale, Anne Askew, Lady Jane Grey, and Martin Luther.
Since Foxe also knew persecution, his writings possess a sense of immediacy and insight into suffering that few "objective" church historians can match.
In this modern edition, the original narrative is streamlined and reorganized in order to present Foxe's story crisply and in today's language.
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About the Author
John Foxe (1516-1587) was a professor at Oxford, then a minister in London before being forced to flee to Europe when Queen Mary came to power. While in Europe he wrote this classic and published it after returning to England when Queen Elizabeth took the throne.
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