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The theology of John Fisher

Author: Richard Rex
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the intellectual career of Bishop John Fisher (1468-1535), the early sixteenth-century bishop of Rochester and victim of Henry VIII's Reformation, whose numerous writings included  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: John Fisher, Saint; John Fisher, Saint; John Fisher; John (Humanist) Fisher; John Fisher, Saint
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Rex
ISBN: 0521391776 9780521391771
OCLC Number: 21870210
Notes: Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral--University of Cambridge).
Description: xii, 293 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Humanism and scholasticism in late fifteenth-century Cambridge --
The preaching bishop --
Fisher and the Christian humanists, 1500-1520 --
The Magdalene controversy --
Fisher and the Catholic campaign against Luther --
Authority --
Faith, grace and justification --
The eucharist --
The inspiration and translation of scripture --
The controversy over Henry VIII's first marriage --
Conclusion --
Appendix: John Fisher's library.
Responsibility: Richard Rex.
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"Rex's study is insightful and exceedingly well documented...a significant contribution to the history of English Christian thought in the early sixteenth century." The Catholic Historical Review

 
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