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Five women of the English Reformation /

Paul F.M. Zahl.

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Main Author: Zahl, Paul F. M.
Published: Grand Rapids, Mich. : William B. Eerdmans, ©2001.
Topics: Christian women martyrs. | Reformation - England. | Women - Biography. | Reformatie. | Vrouwen. | Reformation | Weiblicher Adel | Geschichte 1530-1603. | Willoughby, Catherine. | Anne Boleyn, Queen, consort of Henry VIII, King of England, 1507-1536. | Catharine Parr, Queen, consort of Henry VIII, King of England, 1512-1548. | Grey, Jane, Lady, 1537-1554. | Askew, Anne, 1521-1546. | Anna England, Königin, 1507-1536 1507-1536 | Johanna England, Königin, 1537-1554 1537-1554 | Katharina England, Königin 1512-1548 | Askew, Anne 1521-1546 | Willoughby, Catherine 1520-1580 | Anna (England, Königin, 1507-1536) | Askew, Anne. | Johanna (England, Königin, 1537-1554)
Regions: England. | Großbritannien
Genres: Biography. | Biographies.
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Physical Description: viii, 120 pages ; 24 cm
Includes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-120).
ISBN: 0802838251
Review: "Books on the history of the Reformation are filled with the heroic struggles and sacrifices of men. But this volume puts the spotlight on five strong and intellectually gifted women who, because of their absolute and unconditional commitment to the advancement of Protestant Christianity, paid the cost of their reforming convictions with martyrdom, imprisonment, and exile." "Anne Boleyn (1507-1536) introduced the Reformation to England, and Katharine Parr (1514-1548) saved it. Both women were riveted by early versions of the "justification by faith" doctrine that originated with Martin Luther and came to them through France. As a result, Anne Boleyn was beheaded. Katharine Parr narrowly avoided the same fate."
Notes: "Sixteen-year-old Jane Grey (1537-1554) and Anne Askew (1521-1546) both dared to criticize the Mass and were pioneers of Protestant views concerning superstition and symbols. Jane Grey was executed because of her Protestantism. Anne Askew was tortured and burned at the stake. Catherine Willoughby (1520-1580) anticipated later Puritan teachings on predestination and election and on the reformation of the church. She was forced to give up everything she had and to flee with her husband and nursing baby into exile."--Jacket.
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