St. Thomas More at the Millennium

by C. Robert Wray



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/1/2001

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9780759604315

About the Book

St. Thomas More at the Millennium returns us to 16th century Tudor England to examine the life and values of this splendid "man for all seasons". We see his inner life and thought, his family life, the education of his children, the acts of charity that so characterized his daily existence, and his constant life of prayer and devotion. A scholar, lawyer, diplomat, and servant to King Henry VIII and the people of London and England, he was the foremost author and Christian humanist of his age. Merry and loving, Thomas More was known and admired throughout continental Europe. Elevated to Lord Chancellor by his life long acquaintance, Henry VIII, he resigned and eventually accepted imprisonment, trial, and execution for treason rather than approve the removal of the Church of England from the Roman Catholic Church. More’s acts and words live on. He was canonized a Saint in the Catholic Church in 1935, and in recent years his life and example have spread his name throughout the world. This book examines Thomas More at the millennium, a time when he is being honored by the very Church in England, which martyred him and during the impeachment and Trial of the President of the United States. Many of the principal players in these events cited Thomas More. Interestingly, not a single quote was ever uttered by him. Who was he? What did he truly believe? We examine the inner man to better appreciate him today when he is more widely known than ever before in history.

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