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Beza's Icones: Contemporary Portraits of Reformers of Religion and Letters

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Read the record of the Reformers’ lives written by one of their own. This compilation of vibrant biographies gives the reader a concise view of the people associated with the Reformation, their ministry, their writings, and doctrines they drew from the biblical text. Notable biographies include Thomas Cranmer, John Knox, John Wycliffe, William Tyndale, and John Huss.

This is a rare glimpse of classical research made easily accessible for a modern audience, and is useful in sermon illustrations or for small group settings. It contains the 38 portraits in the original 1580 publication and the additional 11 included in Goulard’s translation.

Interested in more Reformed biographies? Try the Studies on the Life and Influence of John Wycliffe (11 vols.).

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Key Features

  • Contains biographical sketches
  • Highlights doctrines and important figures from the Reformation
  • Includes the original 38 portraits, plus 11 more from Goulard’s translation

Praise for the Print Edition

. . . the volume should appeal to all readers of taste, as well as those especially interested in the Reformation movement.

The Athenaeum, Volume 2

  • Title: Beza’s “Icones”: Contemporary Portraits of Reformers of Religion and Letters
  • Authors: Theodore Beza, C. G. McCrie
  • Publisher: Religious Tract Society
  • Print Publication Date: 1906
  • Logos Release Date: 2016
  • Pages: 249
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Biography; Portraits; Reformers
  • Resource Type: text.monograph.biography
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-04-29T16:42:44Z

In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

About Theodore Beza

Theodore Beza (1519–1605) was a French Protestant theologian and scholar who played an important role in the early Reformation. A disciple of John Calvin, he lived most of his life in Switzerland.

Beza earned his law degree from the University of Orleans in 1539. He served at the academy in Geneva as a Greek instructor and, later, as the pastor of a city church. Beza produced numerous secular and historical studies, including A Little Book of Christian Questions and Responses and Memoirs of the Life and Writings of John Calvin.

About C.G. McCrie

Charles Greig McCrie (1836–1910) is the author of The Public Worship of Presbyterian Scotland Historically Treated and The Free Church of Scotland.

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