The Last Letters Of Blessed Thomas More

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The Last Letters Of Thomas More

Author : Saint Thomas More
ISBN : 0802843948
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In letters written from the Tower of London, Thomas More writes on prayer and penance, the right use of riches and power, the joys of heaven, psychological depression and suicidal temptations, and much more. This superb new edition of More's prison correspondence is introduced by de Silva and fully annotated for contemporary readers.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Late Medieval Epistle

Author : Carol Poster
ISBN : 0810114496
Genre : History
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This is the first volume in a series of studies on the late Middle Ages, covering the period from around 1300 to 1550. Each volume aims to provide exhaustive and diverse treatments of one significant example of late medieval culture. Volume one explores the late medieval epistle.
Category: History

Thomas More And His Struggles Of Conscience

Author : Samuel Willard Crompton
ISBN : 9781438104232
Genre : Christian martyrs
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Best known for Utopia, describing communal ownership of land, the education of men and women alike, and religious toleration.
Category: Christian martyrs

The Essential Sir Thomas More

Author : Michael D. Wentworth
ISBN : STANFORD:36105018251541
Genre : Reference
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Statesman, humanist, poet, saint, and author of the political romance Utopia, Sir Thomas More (1478-1535) was one of the most gifted and versatile men of the Renaissance. This guide to the 20th century scholarship on More's life and works covers the humanist, polemical, and devotional writings, and provides detailed discussions of the key biographical studies.
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ISBN : IND:30000116571831
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The Reformation In England

Author : Gustave Constant
ISBN : UOM:39076005069971
Genre : England
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The author writes this book with a concentration and an almost ascetic discipline which result in a clarity and purposefulness rare in any work and especially in a history. The book primarily tells what happened to English ecclesiastical life with 1509 and 1547, and how it happened. Reformation and schism are separated, and the 'supreme head of the Church of England' is separately explained. The division into chapters and the organization of the whole material is planned to clarify individually these three contrasting motives, which, during the reign of Henry VIII, maintained individuality. The chapters on the divorce, royal supremacy and the champions of Catholic unity, and the discussions of international policy build up with great interest and authority the role of the king. The chapters on the advanced party, on the Henricians and on dogma, with liberal but most purposeful use of biography, distinguish the heretical and schismatical strands. -- Back cover.
Category: England

The New Catholic Dictionary

Author : Condé Bénoist Pallen
ISBN : UCSC:32106000205788
Genre : Catholic biography
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The Four Last Things

Author : Thomas More, Sir Saint
ISBN : 1482526298
Genre : Religion
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THE following treatise of Blessed Thomas More may be justly styled unknown, for it is now transcribed for the first time from the black letter type of Rastell's edition of 1517. Written in 1522, soon after More's promotion to knighthood, while he was living amidst the splendours of Henry VIII's court, De Quatuor Novissimis might be the work of a Carthusian monk or of some austere solitary of the desert.It possesses for us a twofold interest: it illustrates the holy martyr's general tone of mind even from his early years; and it remains as a very lofty example of pre-reformation books of devotion. The author's ready wit and genial humour mingled with his deep consciousness of the vital truths of Christian life make us regret that the treatise is unfinished; but it is well worth perusal even as it stand. It is the best of More's ascetical works. The Dialogue of Comfort against Tribulation and the Treatise Upon the Passion, though of greater length and containing many fine passages, do not possess the peculiar charm of this little treatise.As the late Father Bridgett appropriately remarked, "Blessed Thomas More stands quite alone among the ascetic writers of the Church; for while he is not inferior to the best ecclesiastics in his use of Holy Scripture, his knowledge of the human heart, his analysis of the workings of passion and counter-workings of grace, he considered it his layman's privilege to use a livelier style and to illustrate his matter with abundance of merry stories."Saint Thomas More comments on Saint Augustine's proposition of gladness in sorrow: “Lo! the holy doctor, St Austin, exhorting penitents and repentant sinners to sorrow for their offences, sayeth unto them: "Sorrow," saith this holy man, "and be glad of thy sorrow." In vain should he bid him be glad of his sorrow if man in sorrow could not be glad. But this holy father sheweth by this counsel not only that a man may be joyful and glad for all his sorrow, but also that he may be and hath cause to be glad because of his sorrow.”Saint Thomas More discussed the seven deadly sins as part of this holy treatise. More comments on Eve's pride and gluttony: “Now have we to consider how this part of ourmedicine, that is to wit the remembrance of death, may be applied to the cure and help of gluttony, which is a beastly sickness and an old sore. For this was in the beginning joined with pride in our mother Eve, who beside the proud appetite that she had to be by knowledge made in manner a goddess, yet took she such delight also in the beholding of the apple that she longed to feel the taste. And so entered death at the windows of our own eyes into the house of our heart, and there burnt up all the goodly building that God had wrought therein.”Following the teachings of the Fathers of the Church Saint Thomas concludes: “For no mandoubteth but sloth and lechery be the very daughters of gluttony. And then needs mustit be a deadly enemy to the soul, that bringeth forth two such daughters, of which either one killeth the soul eternally-I mean not the substance of the soul but the wealth and felicity of the soul, without which it were better never to have been born.”
Category: Religion

Sir Thomas More

Author : Henri Bremond
ISBN : IND:30000114923687
Genre : Christian saints
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Category: Christian saints

Complete Works

Author : Saint Thomas More
ISBN : UOM:39015053591007
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