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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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…

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Francis Bacon Philosopher of science 1561-1627 “Knowledge is the rich storehouse for the glory of the Creator and the relief of man’s estate” Francis Bacon was a devout Anglican remembered for his public failure and a great scientific mind. Perhaps, as he said, the…

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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John Foxe Martyrologist1516-1587 What storms and tempests it [the church] hath overpast, wondrous it is to behold.” The works of church historians rarely influence history itself, but John Foxe’s Acts and Monuments of Matters Happening to the Church—commonly known as Foxes Book of Martyrs—is…

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William Tyndale Translator of the first English New Testament1494-1536″Let it not make thee despair, neither yet discourage thee, O reader, that it is forbidden thee in pain of life and goods, or that it is made breaking of the king’s peace, or treason unto…

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Nicholas Copernicus Revolutionary astronomer 1473-1543 “[It is my] loving duty to seek the truth in all things, in so far as God has granted that to human reason.” “The two great turning points of the Reformation age, the Lutheran and the Copernican, seem to…

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Erasmus Pious humanist who sparked the Reformation 1466-1536 “Would that the farmer might sing snatches of Scripture at his plough and that the weaver might hum phrases of Scripture to the tune of his shuttle, that the traveler might lighten with stories from Scripture…