Category: Christian History

131 Christians Everyone Should Know

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…

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

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

Thomas Becket Murdered archbishop of Canterbury1118-1170 “For the name of Jesus and the protection of the church I am ready to embrace death.” In this century, the Nobel laureate T.S. Eliot dramatized Thomas Becket’s martyrdom in his play Murder in the Cathedral, and Jean…

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

Boniface Apostle of Germany675-754 “You seem to glow with the salvation-bringing fire which our Lord came to send upon the earth.” —Gregory II to Boniface His first job as a missionary was a failure. Wynfrith (or Winfrid) had wanted to be a traveling evangelist…

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…