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Humanism, Reform and the Reformation: The Career of Bishop John Fisher Paperback – 8 Jan 2009


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  • Paperback: 276 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (8 Jan. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521099668
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521099660
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.6 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,471,421 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This book assembles ten special studies, each devoted to an aspect of Fisher's multifaceted career or to exploring the intellectual and religious outlook of someone who was at the same time a moderniser, a reformer and an opponent of the Reformation. John Fisher's career provides an illuminating perspective on English religious and intellectual history in a crucial phase of development.

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Valuable essays and very well integrated by the editors. Perhaps one might have
expected siome discussion of Fisher's contribution to the 'divorce' debate,but this
has now been well covered elsewhere.
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Excellent collection 3 Dec. 2012
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John Fisher is typically overshadowed by the popular appeal of Thomas More. In comparison to his lay counterpart, Fisher -- beheaded just a few days before More -- can seem remote and austere. In reality, he was extraordinarily committed to being present to his people and serving the pastoral needs of his diocese in a time of absentee prelates. He had a sophisticated and reforming mind; but one devoted to the continuity of Christian tradition. His ambition for the excellence of his university, Cambridge, was matched by his lack of interest in self-promotion. This collection of essays on the various aspects of Fisher the man is a wonderful resource for understanding the "other" major Catholic victim of Henrician ego.
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