The Thomas Cranmer Collection (10 vols.) is a vital set of writings by and about English Reformer and former archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer. Known for his advocacy for the English Bible and his work on The Book of Common Prayer, Cranmer also has many important doctrinal writings contained in letter, article, and book form. These writings make up The Remains of Thomas Cranmer (4 vols.) and a less lengthy book entitled A Short Instruction into Christian Religion and were published at various points between 1530—1556.
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. Included in Logos Bible Software’s Thomas Cranmer Collection (10 Vols) are biographical resources written by John Strype, Arthur James Mason, Albert Frederick Pollard, and Charles Hastings Collette.
The Thomas Cranmer Collection (10 vols.) 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 set will add great historical and theological content to your Logos Bible Software collection.
Published in 1840, John Strype’s biographical writings focus in great length on Thomas Cranmer’s term as Archbishop of Canterbury. This important part of Cranmer’s life includes his close interactions with English Royalty, and shows his relationship to the infamous King Henry VIII during the time of the English Reformation. Scrype’s work includes a look into Cranmer’s foundational contributions to the building of the structure of the English Church.
Volume two takes a comprehensive and close–up look at the turbulent last few years of Cranmer’s life, beginning with the year 1553. Strype also analyzes Cranmer's character, writings, and his relationship with other members of the Church of England and the Monarchy. The two-volume set ends with a detailed set of appendixes.
Volume one of The Remains of Thomas Cranmer journeys through Cranmer’s correspondences with historical figures of the time such as the archbishop of York, King Henry VIII, and Queen Mary. These letters portray Cranmer’s passion for correct doctrine within the Church of England.
The subject of Communion, doctrine of transubstantiation, and questions regarding what Cranmer refers to as the “extravagant pretense” of the Roman Church are examined in this 16th century document.
The continuation of Thomas Cranmer’s passionate dissertation on the subject of transubstantiation is accounted in this resource, written as a direct response to objectors of Cranmer’s theological beliefs from within the English Church.
A prisoner at the time period this resource covers, Cranmer was transported to Windsor to dispute theology, the Catholic Mass, and the doctrine of transubstantiation with Oxford and Cambridge scholars. These dealings, as well as the condemnation of Cranmer which took place at Oxford, are among the accounts told in Volume 4 of The Remains of Thomas Cranmer.
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.
An informative and succinct work, Arthur James Mason’s biography of Thomas Cranmer is partitioned into five distinct sections, covering Cranmer’s childhood, his life during the reign of Henry VIII, Henry VIII and the Reformation, Cranmer’s life during the reign of Edward VI, and his last few tumultuous years before martyrdom.
Aurthur James Mason is a former Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge University.
Published in 1906, Albert Frederick Pollard’s biography of Thomas Cranmer introduces Cranmer’s childhood, family, and developmental years. Covering both of Cranmer’s marriages as well as his character and private life, this text presents a more personal look at the life of this English Reformer.
Albert F. Pollard was a British historian who specialized in the Tudor period. He was educated at Jesus College in Oxford.
Charles Hastings Collete wrote this final biography on Cranmer, which begins with Cranmer at the University of Cambridge and ends with his untimely martyrdom. An appendix discussing martyrdom, John Fox, and the writings of Thomas Cranmer ends Colette’s work.
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.