Thomas More: A Biography

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Harvard University Press, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 562 pages
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Over the centuries, biographers of Thomas More have always praised him and made him an example for their own times. He was a man for all seasons. This Tudor prelate and Lord Chancellor of England shared human qualities identifiable in all ages用ride, love, ambition, generosity, hypocrisy, and greed. He was less than common because he was witty and a great storyteller葉he best between Chaucer and Shakespeare. Truly, he was a Renaissance man with the contradictions such praise imposes on a towering figure. In Richard Marius's authoritative and engaging portrait, Sir Thomas More, the martyr and brilliant public figure, is a lesson for our season.

  

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Sir Thomas More the man for all seasons; saint or sinner? Being a flagellator, hair shirt wearer and devout catholic, he would have called himself a sinner, but history has tended to look back on him ... Read full review

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Someone who has come to the shocking realization that More was not a twentieth century liberal (Gasp!). Read full review

Contents

THE BUILDING OF UTOPIA
152
UTOPIAs RELIGION AND THOMAS MOREs FAITH
171
CONCLUDING POSTSCRIPT
184
THOMAS MORE ROYAL COUNCILLOR
189
H HOUSEHOLD FAMILY AND PRIVATE LIFE
217
151621
235
THE GREEK NEW TESTAMENT
251
LUTHER AND THE PROTESTANT REFORMATION
264
ELEVATION TO LORD CHANCELLOR
351
q LORD CHANCELLOR AND KING
371
THOMAS MORE AND THE HERETICS
386
DEFEAT AND DEPARTURE
407
LAST MONTHS OF FREEDOM
418
MORE IN PRISON
461
THE LAST DAYS
490
1 5
515

THOMAS MORE THEOLOGICAL COUNCILLOR
276
DEATH AND DYING
292
THE REFORMATION CONTINUES
302
THE COMING OF THE REFORMATION TO ENGLAND
312
PUBLIC DEFENDER OF THE FAITH
325
21
521
NOTES
525
INDEX
545
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About the author (1999)

Richard Marius was a historian, novelist, playwright, and a member of the Harvard faculty.

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