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The Writings of John Bradford, vol. 1
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The Writings of John Bradford, vol. 1


Cambridge University Press 1848

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John Bradford—academic, priest, and martyr—was one of the sixteenth century’s most influential Reformers. Known for his spiritual devotion, Bradford was imprisoned under Mary I in 1553; he was executed in 1555. In true Reformer fashion, Bradford encouraged his readers to live devout lives and pursue holiness. Volume one of The Writings of John Bradford includes the doctrinal and devotional works of Bradford, with sermons, prayers, and writings from prison.

With more than 600 pages of encouraging and meaningful exhortations, these writings provided a crucial contribution to Reformation thinking and influence.

The Writings of John Bradford is essential for any study of Reformed theology and history. It’s perfect for students, pastors, and anyone interested in the life and teachings of this Reformation martyr. In the Logos edition, key words and Scripture references link to the other resources in your digital library, making this volume easily accessible for Reformation studies.

Key Features

  • More than 600 pages of sermons, letters, and exhortations
  • Writings from one of the most influential Reformation martyrs
  • Notes for further study


  • Two Prefaces by Bradford
  • Preface to Melanchthon on Prayer, 1553
  • Sermons on Repentance and the Lord’s Supper
  • Godly Meditations on the Lord’s Prayer, Belief, and Ten Commandments, with Other Exercises
  • Private Prayers and Meditations
  • Meditations From the Autograph of Bradford in a Copy of the New Testament of Tyndale
  • Meditations and Prayers
  • Five Treatises
  • Ten Declarations and Addresses
  • Exhortation and Farewells
  • Examinations and Prison-Conferences

Product Details

  • Title: The Writings of John Bradford, vol. 1
  • Author: John Bradford
  • Publisher: University Press
  • Publication Date: 1848
  • Pages: 617

About John Bradford

John Bradford (1510–1555) was born in England. A man of diverse talents, he worked as an accountant, a law student, and a priest. Bradford sided with the Church of England, and after Mary I took the throne in 1553, he was imprisoned under false charges. After watching prisoners being led to their execution, he uttered his best-known saying: “There, but for the grace of God, goes John Bradford.”

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