Emblem of Faith Untouched : A Short Life of Thomas Cranmer, Paperback / softback Book

Emblem of Faith Untouched : A Short Life of Thomas Cranmer Paperback / softback

Part of the Library of Religious Biography (LRB) series


Thomas Cranmer (1489-1556) was the first Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury, the author of the Book of Common Prayer, and a central figure in the English Protestant Reformation.

Few theologians have led such an eventful life: Cranmer helped Henry VIII break with the pope, pressed his vision of the Reformation through the reign of Edward VI, was forced to recant under Queen Mary, and then dramatically withdrew his recantations before being burned alive. This gripping biography by Leslie Williams narrates Cranmer's life from the beginning, through his education and history with the monarchy, to his ecclesiastical trials and eventual martyrdom.

She portrays Cranmer's ongoing struggle to reconcile his two central beliefs - loyalty to the crown and loyalty to the Reformation faith - as she tells his fascinating life story.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 208 pages
  • Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
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  • Category: Biography: religious & spiritual
  • ISBN: 9780802874184



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