Foxe's Book of Martyrs

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Hendrickson Publishers, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 377 pages
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"I picked up this book soon after making a commitment to Christ. At first I was shocked by the images of Christians suffering and dying for their faith. But soon I was drawn into the accounts of how these ordinary men and women--no different from you or me--could face every kind of opposition rather than deny their Lord. Reading their stories marked me and helped me resolve to follow Christ no matter what the cost."
--Mark Mittelberg, Executive Director of Evangelism for the Willow Creek Association and author of Becoming a Contagious Church
From the first-century stoning of Stephen through his own perilous time--Reformation-era England--John Foxe recounts the lives, sufferings, and triumphant deaths of dozens of Christian martyrs. [Some were people of rank and influence. Some were ordinary folk. Some were his friends.] Four centuries later, these deeply moving accounts of faith and courage mark a path for modern Christians to measure the depth of their commitment.
This edition, edited by William Byron Forbush (1868-1927), contains Foxes original material as well as some later additions (see chapters 5, 6, & 10 particularly).
Hendrickson Christian Classics is planned to include all the timeless books that generations of believers have treasured. Each volume in the series is freshly retypeset, while thoughtful new prefaces explore their spiritual and historical contexts. For contemporary readers, here is an essential library of Christian wisdom through the ages.
  

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This book is exceptional!

User Review  - mommy05 - Christianbook.com

A true classic and almost essential to those in Christianity. It tells of those that gave of their lives to Christ, and inspire me to not move through the motions. Read full review

Another great Hendrickson Christian Classic book.

User Review  - Bill - Christianbook.com

Foxe's Book of Marytyrs is an excellent source of information about the courage and suffering of early christians in the face of tremendous persecution. It is another timeless Hendrickson Christian Classic book. Read full review

Contents

The Ten Primitive Persecutions
9
Persecutions of the Christians in Persia
43
Papal Persecutions
57
An Account of the Inquisition
77
An Account of the Persecutions in Italy Under the Papacy
111
An Account of the Life and Persecutions of John Wickliffe
169
An Account of the Persecutions in Bohemia
175
An Account of the Life and Persecutions of Martin Luther
199
General Persecutions in Germany
209
William Tyndale
223
An Account of the Persecutions in Scotland During the Reign
251
Persecutions in England During the Reign of Queen Mary
263
Glossary
375
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About the author (2004)

John Foxe (1516- 1587), was an English Puritan preacher and author of "The Book of Martyrs," a graphic and polemic account of those who suffered for the cause of Protestantism.