The Reformation Collection Volume 3


This volume of the Reformation collection, begins with John Calvin's summary of the contents for the Bible from the preface to the Geneva Bible. Catherine Parr, last wife of Henry VIII, contributes her "Prayers or Meditations", intended as a shortened Protestant equivalent to Thomas à Kempis' The Imitation of Christ. Next come accounts of trials and martyrdoms: Walter Mill, the last martyr of Scotland, John Bradford, an anonymous account of Protestants in Norfolk and Suffolk to commissioners sent by Mary I, Hugh Latimer's examination as an old man and the execution of Henry Grey, father of Lady Jane Grey. Following these are a series of prayers: Lady Jane Grey, John Knox, Edward VI as well as Knox's instructions on prayer. Knox also gives instructions for Christian gatherings in a time of persecution and John Wycliffe gives a rule of conduct for Christians in various life circumstances. Tyndale's Prologues covers the gospel of Matthew and, more briefly, John. There follows a selection of Reformation thinking about the relationship between church and state: Thomas Cranmer's sermon during the so-called "Prayer Book Rebellion" (the sermon notes he presumably preached from are included), Luther urging peace during the Peasants' Revolt and Bullinger explaining that civil magistrates have the right to declare and fight wars (contrary to the pacifism of the Anabaptists).Next come treatises on various ethical questions: Peter Martyr's opinion of dancing, Martin Bucer on almsgiving, Wolfgang Musculus on usury. There follow two controversial matters - James Waddell Alexander writes a history of Calvin's involvement in the execution of Michael Servertus and showing that it had the universal support of the age in which he lived, rather than resulting from any personal animosity from Calvin. Then comes a controversial dialogue by Bernardino Ochino, ostensibly arguing against polygamy (Ochino himself appears as one half of the dialogue but makes close to no case against polygamy while his interlocuter is given twice the airtime) but in reality arguing for it, for which Ochino was exiled from Zurich. Calvin's letter to Edward Seymour (Lord Protector of England) comes next which includes his opinion on the Church of England Books of Homilies. Next come a series of resulting from struggles to coexist between Protestants and Roman Catholics (not least on the question of the sacraments), intersperced with a short biography of John Wicklyffe and Oecolampadius' sermon to teenagers, expounding the Apostles' Creed. This volume of the Reformation collection ends with an eyewitness account of the final days of Oecolampadius.

Other volumes of this collection:
Volume 1
Volume 2

Genre(s): Christianity - Other

Language: English

Section Chapter Author Source Reader Time Language
Play 01 Summary of the Books of the Old and New Testaments John Calvin Etext InTheDesert
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Play 02 Prayers or Meditations Catherine Parr Etext InTheDesert
Play 03 The Martyrdom of the Blessed Servant of God, Walter Mill John Knox Etext InTheDesert
Play 04 The Godly Exhortation of Holy Father Bradford which he gave to his Wife, Children and Friends a little before his Death John Bradford Etext InTheDesert
Play 05 A Certain Godly Supplication by Certain Inhabitants of Norfolk and Suffolk Anonymous Etext InTheDesert
Play 06 Examination before the Commissioners, September 30, 1555 Hugh Latimer Etext InTheDesert
Play 07 The Last Hours of the Duke of Suffolk John Foxe Etext InTheDesert
Play 08 An Effectual Prayer Made in Time of Trouble Lady Jane Grey Etext InTheDesert
Play 09 Confession or Prayer, Composed and Used by Knox after the Death of Edward the Sixth John Knox Etext InTheDesert
Play 10 The Prayer of King Edward the Sixth, which he made Three Hours afore his Death, to himself, his Eyes being Closed, and Thinking None had Heard him King Edward VI Etext InTheDesert
Play 11 Thanksgiving for Deliverance, with Prayers John Knox Etext InTheDesert
Play 12 A Treatise on Prayer John Knox Etext InTheDesert
Play 13 A Most Wholesome Counsel, How to Behave Ourselves in the Midst of this Wicked Generation John Knox Etext InTheDesert
Play 14 A Short Rule of Life for each Man in General John Wycliffe Etext InTheDesert
Play 15 Prologues upon the Gospels William Tyndale Etext InTheDesert
Play 16 The Archbishop's Notes for a Homily against Rebellion Thomas Cranmer Etext InTheDesert
Play 17 A Sermon concerning the Time of Rebellion Thomas Cranmer Etext InTheDesert
Play 18 Martin Luther's Declaration to his Countrymen Martin Luther Etext InTheDesert
Play 19 A Treatise or Sermon of Henry Bullinger Concerning Magistrates and Obedience of Subjects Heinrich Bullinger Etext InTheDesert
Play 20 A Brief Treatise, Concerning the Use and Abuse of Dancing Peter Martyr Vermigli Etext InTheDesert
Play 21 A Treatise how, by the Word of God, Christian Men's Alms ought to be Distributed Martin Bucer Etext InTheDesert
Play 22 Of the Lawful and Unlawful Usury amongst Christians Wolfgang Musculus Etext InTheDesert
Play 23 The Life of Michael Servetus James Waddel Alexander Etext InTheDesert
Play 24 A Dialogue of Polygamy Bernardino Ochino Etext InTheDesert
Play 25 An Epistle both of Godly Consolation and also of Advertisement John Calvin Etext InTheDesert
Play 26 The Epistle of John Calvin whether it be Lawful for a Christian Man to Communicate or be Partaker of the Mass of the Papists without Offending God and his Neighbor or not John Calvin Etext InTheDesert
Play 27 Wickliff's Opinions of the Papacy John Wycliffe Etext InTheDesert
Play 28 Some Account of the Life of John Wickliff, D.D. Part 1 Unknown Etext InTheDesert
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Play 29 Some Account of the Life of John Wickliff, D.D. Part 2 Unknown Etext InTheDesert
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Play 30 Letter from John Banks to Heinrich Bullinger John Banks Etext InTheDesert
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Play 31 Her Communication with Dr. Feckenham Lady Jane Grey Etext InTheDesert
Play 32 A Sermon of John Oecolampadius to Young Men and Maidens Johannes Oecolampadius Etext InTheDesert
Play 33 His Letter of Excuse to Pope Urban VI. John Wycliffe Etext InTheDesert
Play 34 A Letter to the People of Edinburgh John Knox Etext InTheDesert
Play 35 That Rebaptization or Baptizing Again is not of God and that there is but one Baptism Heinrich Bullinger Etext InTheDesert
Play 36 A Letter of King Edward the Sixth to Nicholas Ridley, Bishop of London for the Taking Down of Altars and Setting up the Table in the stead thereof King Edward VI Etext InTheDesert
Play 37 Of the Lord's Supper John Knox Etext InTheDesert
Play 38 His Confession respecting the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper John Wycliffe Etext InTheDesert
Play 39 Extract from the Testament of John Knox John Knox Etext InTheDesert
Play 40 The History of the Death of John Oecolampadius Simon Grynaeus Etext InTheDesert