Fisher of Men: A Life of John Fisher, 1469-1535  -     By: Maria Dowling
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Fisher of Men: A Life of John Fisher, 1469-1535

Palgrave MacMillan / 1999 / Hardcover

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 232
Vendor: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: 1999
Dimensions: 8.76 X 5.65 X 0.82 (inches)
ISBN: 0312223676
ISBN-13: 9780312223670

Publisher's Description

John Fisher was central to the issues and dilemmas of the renaissance and the transformation in Tudor England. Active as a humanist, preacher, bishop, educationalist and controversial theologian, Fisher demonstrated that the rich life of the pre-reformation church as well as its problems in confronting the "blind and disordered desire" of Henry VIII. For Fisher, as for Thomas More, this resulted in execution on Tower Hill. This study focuses on Fisher's wide-ranging pastoral, scholarly, literary and political activity, which makes him a key figure in European religious and cultural history.

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Maria Dowling is Senior Lecturer in History at St. Mary's University College, Strawberry Hill.

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