Category: Christian Biography

Fox’s Book of Martyrs

https://www.biblestudytools.com/history/foxs-book-of-martyrs/ Edited by William Byron Forbush This is a book that will never die — one of the great English classics. . . . Reprinted here in its most complete form, it brings to life the days when “a noble army, men and boys, the…

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer German theologian and resister1906-1945 “Cheap grace is preaching forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession…. Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate.” “The time is fulfilled for the…

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Hugh Latimer & Nicholas Ridley English reformers who died together1485-1555 “Be of good comfort, Mr. Ridley, and play the man! We shall this day light such a candle, by God’s grace, in England, as I trust never shall be put out.” Their lives didn’t…

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Thomas Cranmer Genius behind Anglicanism 1489-1556 “Blessed Lord, who hast caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning; grant that we may in such wise hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them….” Thomas Cranmer, seated in an Oxford cell before…

Fox’s Book of Martyrs

https://www.biblestudytools.com/history/foxs-book-of-martyrs/ Edited by William Byron Forbush This is a book that will never die — one of the great English classics. . . . Reprinted here in its most complete form, it brings to life the days when “a noble army, men and boys, the…

131 Christians Everyone Should Know

Jan Huss Pre-Reformation Reformer1369-1415 “Lord Jesus, it is for thee that I patiently endure this cruel death. I pray thee to have mercy on my enemies.” Early in his monastic career, Martin Luther, rummaging through the stacks of a library, happened upon a volume…

Fox’s Book of Martyrs

https://www.biblestudytools.com/history/foxs-book-of-martyrs/ Edited by William Byron Forbush This is a book that will never die — one of the great English classics. . . . Reprinted here in its most complete form, it brings to life the days when “a noble army, men and boys, the…

131 Christians Everyone Should Know

Ignatius of Antioch Earliest post-New Testament martyr35-107 AD “Now I begin to be a disciple…. Let fire and cross, flocks of beasts, broken bones, dismemberment… come upon me, so long as I attain to Jesus Christ.” Ignatius was going to die. He knew it….

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Galileo Galilei Misjudged astronomer1564-1642 “God is known by nature in his works, and by doctrine in his revealed word.” Galileo Galilei, though famous for his scientific achievements in astronomy, mathematics, and physics, and infamous for his controversy with the church was, in fact, a…

Fox’s Book of Martyrs

https://www.biblestudytools.com/history/foxs-book-of-martyrs/ Edited by William Byron Forbush This is a book that will never die — one of the great English classics. . . . Reprinted here in its most complete form, it brings to life the days when “a noble army, men and boys, the…