The New Foxe's Book of Martyrs

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Bridge Logos Foundation, 2001 - Religion - 490 pages
In 1563, John Foxe began a memorial of martyrs starting with Stephen, the first to die for the cause of Christ, and ending with the most recent martyrs of his day; those killed during Bloody Mary's reign. He knew that dangers lay in forgetting the martyrs, in being insensitive to their struggles. Martyrdom is not a thing of the past; every day the Christian church is persecuted in countries all over the world. More Christians were afflicted in the twentieth century then all the past centuries combined. If the Church is not reminded of the cost to follow Christ, she will die. Be vulnerable to the cries of the martyrs. Let their courage, their faith, their love, touch your life. This updated version includes reports on modern martyrs of the 20th and 21st century, a full color timeline of selected events and people for historical reference, and has been carefully edited into Modern American English for today's reader.
 

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User Review  - sparkleandchico - LibraryThing

There is only one word that springs to mind on concluding a book like this-grateful. I am grateful that none of these terrible things have happened to me.....yet. This classic book documents Christian ... Read full review

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Very interesting. I've been reading it to the kids everyday. It has been an eye opener for us all. Note: parents have to decide if the content is appropriate for their kids. Nothing is sugar coated. It is, after all, about martyrs and their persecutions. Read full review

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Contents

THE FIRST CHRISTIAN MARTYRS
1
THE BEGINNING OF GENERAL PERSECUTIONS AGAINST THE CHURCH AD 54304
9
CONSTANTINE THE GREAT EMPEROR OF ROME AD 306337
35
PERSECUTIONS DURING THE THOUSAND YEARS OF GENERAL PEACE ABOUT AD 320AD 1079
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PAPAL PERSECUTIONS AND THE INQUISITION 12081834
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WORK AND PERSECUTION OF JOHN WYCLIFFE ABOUT 13771384
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PERSECUTION AND MARTYRDOM OF JOHN HUSS 1415
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PERSECUTION AND MARTYRDOM OF JEROME OF PRAGUE 1416
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THE SAINT BARTHOLOMEW DAY MASSACRE 1572
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THE NEXT THREE CENTURIES
267
PERSECUTION OF ANNE HUTCHINSON MARY DYER MARGARET WILSON MADAME JEANNE GUYON AND MIGUEL DE MOLINOS
269
PERSECUTION OF DONALD CARGILL JOHN BUNYAN GEORGE FOX WILLIAM CAREY AND ROBERT THOMAS
301
MODERN MARTYRS
311
THE PAST CENTURY
313
MARTYRS IN THIS CENTURY
369
WORD CHANGES AND DEFINITIONS
387

PERSECUTIONS IN ENGLAND 14011541
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PERSECUTIONS IN SCOTLAND 15271558
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THE MARTYRDOM OF WILLIAM TYNDALE 1536 JOHN FRITH AND ANDREW HEWET 1533
109
WORK AND PERSECUTION OF MARTIN LUTHER 15171546
125
THE MARTYRDOM OF JOHN HOOPER BISHOP OF WORCHESTER 1555
143
THE MARTYRDOM OF DR ROWLAND TAYLOR PARISH CLERGYMAN 1555
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THE MARTYRDOM OF BISHOP RIDLEY AND BISHOP LATIMER 1555
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THE MARTYRDOM OF ARCHBISHOP CRANMER 1556
215
THE FIRES OF SMITHFIELD 14101556
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Disputation of Dr Martin Luther Concerning Penitence and Indulgences
401
KINGS AND QUEENS OF ENGLAND FROM 1327 TO 1603
413
Colleges of Cambridge University Founded from 1284 to 1596
415
Colleges of Oxford University Founded from 1249 to 1571
416
Roman Catholic Popes from 1000 to 1600
417
APPENDIX F
421
INDEX
427
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