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Wordsworth’s Ecclesiastical Biography (6 vols.)

by Wordsworth, Christopher

F. C. and J. Rivington 1810

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Wordsworth’s Ecclesiastical Biography (6 vols.)
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Overview

Christopher Wordsworth, youngest brother of the romantic poet William Wordsworth, sifted through the archives at the Archiepiscopal Library at Lambeth with a view to collecting biographical sketches that would inspire Christians to grow in their faith. The fruit of his labor is the six-volume Ecclesiastical Biography; or Lives of Eminent Men, Connected with the History of Religion in England; from the Commencement of the Reformation to the Revolution. Through selection and editing, Wordsworth created a “narrative of grand particulars” of carefully chosen biographies, some of them unpublished, of men who represent key events or beliefs in the development of Christianity in Britain during the period between the Reformation and the 1688 Revolution. The stories are meant to give Christians a model of faithfulness in the midst of suffering, a model of the willingness to face adversity for the sake of truth. At the same time, the stories do not hide the faults of the characters, reminding the reader that everyone is capable of sin when they rely on their own strength.

The Logos version of Wordsworth’s Ecclesiastical Biography is completely indexed for near-instant search results. It links with the rest of the books in your library, allowing easy side-by-side comparison and cross-referencing. Use the dictionary lookup tool to get definitions for difficult words. This resource will enrich your knowledge of some of the most prominent figures in the English Church.

Key Features

  • Biographical sketches for more than 30 important Christian figures
  • Comprehensive indexes
  • Introduction and explanatory notes by the author

Individual Titles

Ecclesiastical Biography, vol. 1

  • Author: Christopher Wordsworth
  • Publisher: F. C. and J. Rivington
  • Publication Date: 1810
  • Pages: 600

Volume one contains biographies of John Wycliffe, William Thorpe, Lord Cobham, and Cardinal Wolsey, plus supplementary extracts.

Ecclesiastical Biography, vol. 2

  • Author: Christopher Wordsworth
  • Publisher: F. C. and J. Rivington
  • Publication Date: 1810
  • Pages: 544

Volume two contains biographies of Thomas Bilney, Sir Thomas More, William Tyndale, Cromwell, John Rogers, Bishop Hooper, and Dr. Rowland Taylor.

Ecclesiastical Biography, vol. 3

  • Author: Christopher Wordsworth
  • Publisher: F. C. and J. Rivington
  • Publication Date: 1810
  • Pages: 626

Volume three contains biographies of Bishop Hugh Latimer, Bishop Nicholas Ridley, and Archbishop Cranmer.

Ecclesiastical Biography, vol. 4

  • Author: Christopher Wordsworth
  • Publisher: F. C. and J. Rivington
  • Publication Date: 1810
  • Pages: 586

Volume four contains biographies of Bishop Jewel, Bernard Gilpin, Richard Hooker, Archbishop Whitgift, John Donne, and George Herbert.

Ecclesiastical Biography, vol. 5

  • Author: Christopher Wordsworth
  • Publisher: F. C. and J. Rivington
  • Publication Date: 1810
  • Pages: 614

Volume five contains biographies of Sir Henry Wotton, Nicholas Ferrar, Bishop Hall, Dr. Henry Hammond, Bishop Sanderson, and Richard Baxter.

Ecclesiastical Biography, vol. 6

  • Author: Christopher Wordsworth
  • Publisher: F. C. and J. Rivington
  • Publication Date: 1810
  • Pages: 580

Volume six contains biographies of Sir Matthew Hale, Philip Henry, the Earl of Rochester, and Archbishop Tillotson.

Product Details

  • Title: Wordsworth’s Ecclesiastical Biography
  • Author: Christopher Wordsworth
  • Publisher: F. C. and J. Rivington
  • Volumes: 6
  • Pages: 3,550

About Christopher Wordsworth

Christopher Wordsworth (1774–1846) was an English divine and scholar. He attented Trinity College, Cambridge, becoming a fellow and tutor in 1798.