To Gain at Harvest: Portraits from the English Reformation
To Gain at Harvest: Portraits from the English Reformation  -     By: Jonathan Dean
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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: SCM Press
Publication Date: 2018
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.38 (inches)
ISBN: 0334056896
ISBN-13: 9780334056898

Publisher's Description

To Gain at Harvest celebrates the courage, intellect, humility and passion displayed by figures of all shades of opinion and belief during the English Reformation.

Offering insights into the turbulent period of the English Reformation and its ideas, Jonathan Dean demonstrates the qualities of mind and heart, and the gifts of faith and character, which some of its leading proponents possessed.

Including chapters on Thomas Cranmer, Nicholas Harpsfield, Elizabeth I, Matthew Parker, and Katherine Parr, the book moves beyond old confessional lines to reveal the gifts and virtues possessed by women and men whose lives still inspire and whose writings remain one of the greatest treasures of English religious life.

Contents:

1. The Ground of Charity: Thomas More

2. Ambition and Fidelity: Thomas Cranmer

3. A Tudor Woman's Passion: Anne Askew

4. Manifold Passions: Katherine Parr

5. 'Nourished with Hope': Nicholas Harpsfield

6. The Virtue of Moderation: Matthew Parker

7. Governing with Subtlety: Queen Elizabeth I

8. The Piety of Prayer and the Fluency of Speech: Lancelot Andrewes

9. 'Make me Thine': George Herbert

10. Felicity and Desire: Thomas Traherne

Author Bio

Revd Dr Jonathan Dean is Director for the Centre for Continuing Ministerial Development at The Queen's Foundation, Birmingham and is an ordained Methodist minister.

Editorial Reviews

Jonathan Dean's eloquent and enlightening portraits of ten 'icons of faithfulness' from the Reformation - clerical and lay, male and female, Protestant and Catholic - are intended to facilitate a dialogue between modern Christians and their forebears from a fractured and traumatized age. This is ecumenism of a robust and courageous kind, not looking to erase or minimize past differences, but holding out the hope that sincere efforts to understand Christian integrity in an era of conflict can help illuminate our own difficult path to unity.

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