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Diarmaid MacCulloch, who is presumably no stranger to mispronunciation, thinks we’ve been getting Thomas .

Diarmaid MacCulloch, who is presumably no stranger to mispronunciation, thinks we’ve been getting Thomas Cromwell wrong. It should be Crummle. This matters more now that Cromwell is a household name, or, as Hilary Mantel has put it, an industry. The admiration is mutual: Mantel appears in MacCulloch’s introductory material as well as the main text, where he refers to a scene in her novel Wolf Hall in which Cromwell’s glowering portrait is unveiled. He adds that Cromwell put up with it, whereas Thomas More’s image took Holbein quite a lot of adjustment to get right. The two are now locked in a duel in the Frick collection in New York.

Thomas Cranmer, the architect of the Anglican Book of Common Prayer, was the archbishop of Canterbury who guided England through the early Reformation-and Henry VIII through the minefields of divorce. This is the first major biography of him for more than three decades.

Thomas Cranmer : a life. by. MacCulloch, Diarmaid. Thomas Cranmer was the architect of the Anglican Book of Common Prayer. He was the Archbishop who guided England through the early Reformation, and Henry VIII through the minefields of divorce

Thomas Cranmer : a life. He was the Archbishop who guided England through the early Reformation, and Henry VIII through the minefields of divorce. This is the first major biography for more than three decades, and the first for a century to exploit rich new manuscript sources in Britain and elsewhere. Diarmaid MacCulloch, one of the foremost scholars of the English Reformation, traces Cranmer from his east-midland roots to.

Thomas Cranmer, the architect of the Anglican Book of Common Prayer, was the archbishop of. . This is the first major biography of him for more than three decades, and the first for a century to exploit rich new manuscript sources in Britain and elsewhere. Diarmaid MacCulloch, one of the foremost scholars of the English Reformation, traces Cranmer from his east-Midland roots through his twenty-year career as a conventionally conservative Cambridge don.

Diarmaid Ninian John MacCulloch Kt FSA FRHistS FBA (/ˈdɜːrməd/; born 31 October 1951) is an English historian and academic, specialising in ecclesiastical history and the history of Christianity. Since 1995, he has been a fellow of St Cross College, Oxford; he was formerly the senior tutor. Since 1997, he has been Professor of the History of the Church at the University of Oxford.

Thomas Cranmer, the architect of the Anglican Book of Common Prayer, was the archbishop of Canterbury who guided .

Title: Thomas Cranmer: A Life Author: Diarmaid MacCulloch Genre: History Publisher: Yale University Press Release Date: October 2016 Format: Paperback Pages: 704. Thomas Cranmer is a central figure in one of the most disruptive events in English history, with consequences that. Thomas Cranmer is a central figure in one of the most disruptive events in English history, with consequences that are still with us today. So it's not surprising that he has been very controversial through history - a figure of same hate for some, and a hero for many.

Don't go confusing your Thomas Cranmer with your Thomas More; now there is a Tudor faux-pas if ever there was one.

Follow us: Lifestyle Books. This biography is so at ease with the sources, so effortlessly scholarly, it deserves more than to be seen as Wolf Hall: the history. Thursday 27 September 2018 14:54. ES Lifestyle newsletter.

The first major biography of its subject in more than thirty years makes use of new British manuscript sources to draw a rich portrait of Henry VIII's archbishop of Canterbury who guided England through the Reformation. UP.
Kesalard
Oxford professor Diamaid MacCulloch presents the riveting biography of the Church of England's founder with "Thomas Cranmer: A Life" (1996, 704 page paperback). This classic is well researched (with a 26 pages bibliography and dozens of museum artifacts photos). MacCulloch is the current generation's latest word on the life, ministry, history, and legacy of Henry VIII's greatest Archbishop. All student of Thomas Cranmer will find this book a must read.

MacCulloch goes to some length to present Cranmer's story. Readers discover the Archbishop's pre royal service college and university days. One learns that 1531 was the pivotal year in Thomas' maturing theology. Cranmer's gradual move from Roman Catholicism towards Lutheranism ending in royal rule of the church is carefully analyzed. The reader meets each of Henry's wives, children, courtesans, liaisons and their access into the Archbishop's life. Wolsey, Tyndale, Cromwell, Latimer, Gardiner, Ridley, Fisher, and many more are thoroughly discussed in relation to Cranmer. Each Parliament's actions for the king's will, with the Archbishop's blessing, are presented. MacCulloch intends to answer as many questions as possible about the life of Thomas Cranmer.

Cranmer annulled Henry's marriages, granted royal divorces, assented to queens' beheading, arranged royal marriages, and baptized newborn prince and princesses. He represented the kings at foreign courts, before parliaments, and before the general populace of medieval England. His fertile theological mind worked diligently to separate Christianity in England from the Roman curia. Cranmer wrote tracts, books, and sermons on the subject of royal supremacy of the church. He invented the beloved "Book of Common Prayer" of 1549 and its first revision of 1552. With king Edward VI's blessing Cranmer founded the Church of England. In the end Cranmer found martyrdom on Queen Mary's chopping block.

Cranmer's professional and personal trials and tribulations are reviewed. One learns of his family history, his marriage to Margaret of Nuremberg, his short family legacy (his son and daughter did not carry his family line), and the whereabouts of his vast library after his 1556 death. In deed, MacCulloch ranks (page 618) Cranmer among history's reluctant martyrs: theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Archbishops Luwum and Romero (this list should also include Becket, Joan of Arch, and Tyndale).

MacCulloch's analysis is punctual and thorough. Even though the length of this book may require some commitment for many readers, it is well worth the effort. MacCulloch writing style is inviting and absorbing. One comes to know Cranmer better, almost personally. "Thomas Cranmer" is recommended to everyone with an interest in the C of E, Cranmer, Henry VIII, the pre Elizabethan Tudor era, and English history.

Happy Aldersgate Day!
Isha
Thomas Cranmer is one of the high points of the early English Reformation. Cranmer was
learned in Roman Catholic thought and theology and liturgy, yet he was able to absorb the
best of the new Protestant Reformation and write and create the remarkable "Book of Common Prayer." The 1549 edition is closer to Roman Catholicism; the 1552 edition is
Protestant and one recognizes the influence of H. Zwingli, one of the Swiss Reformers.
Read this book and then keep a copy of the Book of Common Prayer at hand. I enjoy the1928 edition of the BCP because the language in that edition remains strong and
unforgettable whereas the modern English appears limp.
Doath
I took "Thomas Cranmer" on in order to make sense of a seeming paradox: What I already "knew" of him did not square with the theology I had begun to discover in his Collects and Prayer Book. I was curious!

MacCulloch does a masterful job at presenting this complex, and sometimes contradictory figure of the early English Reformation. Despite the derrogatory review given by "a reader," I found very little bias and no axe-grinding in this work. Actually, I came to the book expecting some bias. Even being thusly prepared and properly skeptical, I found only a very few times that MacCulloch let his own opinions show through. (When he does, it is in parentheses with exclamation points!!) You can almost hear him chuckle at times.

I read the book in 9 or 10 days, and never found it to be a chore; in fact, the most difficult thing was putting it down and going to bed! While the book is scholarly, and masterfully written, it is definitely not tedious or boring.

I came to the end of the book with a deep respect for Cranmer. I have many points of disagreement with him, and yet a certain admiration for his eventual willingness to heroically stand where he believed the Gospel compelled him to stand. Fr. James DeKoven, an early Anglican theological hero in Wisconsin, once said "We live at a time when cowardice in matters of religion has been elevated to the status of virtue." Archbishop Thomas Cranmer proved, in the end, to be anything but a coward.

I have corresponded several times now with Professor MacCulloch, and find him to be humble, dedicated, and helpful. I am now reading his "The Reformation: a history," and I plan to read everything else of his that I can get my hands on!
Lyrtois
This is a very scholarly work, but I would not recommend it for beginners in Tudor Britain. However, if you have read past all the "superficial" works and are ready to "dig down to the nitty-gritty", then this is definitely the book for you on Cranmer. My humble suggestion: Read the popular books on Henry III's reign, stay away from the "romantic novels" of the time. If you are still wanting to dig, do some basic readings on Cromwell and More before you tackle this one. However, if you are sufficiently prepared, be ready to enjoy a very thorough account of one of King Harry's most trusted advisers. Very good book, but prerequisites are highly recommended.
Kekinos
excellent
Delari
Majestic. It's not just Cranmer; it's England and the Reformation. It's the experience of it all. A must read.
Marr
Very small print, cheap newsprint, would prefer an abridged edition about 1/2 as long.
Distinguished scholarship and writing.
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