As important as Cranmer’s writings are to the Christian faith, the story of his life and the historic role he played as an advocate for the English Church and Archbishop of Canterbury during the time of Henry VIII are equally fascinating.
Believing that there are plenty of doctrinal materials for adults but few for young people and children, Cranmer aimed A Short Instruction into Christian Religion at a younger audience. He begins this resource with a lesson on the Ten Commandments and goes on to discuss other staples of Christianity such as the Apostle’s Creed, the Creation story, and the doctrine of sanctification.
The Logos Bible Software edition of A Short Instruction into Christian Religion will give any scholar, historian, or theologian insight into one of the early English Church’s most well-known and influential Reformers. The writings and biographical information contained in this resource will add great historical and theological content to your Logos Bible Software collection. All Scripture passages are linked to your favorite Bible translation in your library. With the advanced search features of Logos Bible Software, you can perform powerful searches by topic or Scripture reference.
Thomas Cranmer was born in 1489, in Nottinghamshire, England. A scholar of Jesus College of Cambridge, he went on to become the Archbishop of Canterbury, remaining so during the reigns of English kings Henry VIII and Edward VI. During his time as archbishop, Cranmer along with Thomas Cromwell supported the translation of the Bible into English. Well-known for his interaction with Henry VIII, his work on The Book of Common Prayer, and his teachings on the doctrine of transubstantiation, Cranmer also helped establish the structure of the Church of England. Cranmer was martyred in 1556 in Oxford.