Category: Christian Biography

131 Christians Everyone Should Know

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…

131 Christians Everyone Should Know

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…

131 Christians Everyone Should Know

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…

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The Venerable Bede Father of English history 673-735 “It has ever been my delight to learn or teach or write.” At age 7, Bede was given to the monks of Wearmouth Abby as an oblate. He never left. “From that time, I have spent…

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Jerome Bible Translator Whose Version Lasted a Millennium 345-420 AD “Make knowledge of the Scripture your love… live with them, meditate on them, make them the sole object of your knowledge and inquiries.” Eusebius Hieronymus Sophronius, thankfully known as Jerome, was probably the greatest…