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Foxe’s Book of Martyrs-Contents

CHAPTER I HISTORY OF CHRISTIAN MARTYRS TO THE FIRST GENERAL PERSECUTIONS UNDER NERO

I. St. Stephen

II. James the Great

III. Philip

IV. Matthew

V. James the Less

VI. Matthias

VII. Andrew

VIII. St. Mark

IX. Peter

X. Paul

XI. de

XII. Bartholomew

XIII. Thomas

XIV. Luke

XV. Simon

XVI. John

XVII. Barnabas

 

CHAPTER II THE TEN PRIMITIVE PERSECUTIONS

CHAPTER III PERSECUTIONS OF THE CHRISTIANS IN PERSIA

CHAPTER IV PAPAL PERSECUTIONS

CHAPTER V AN ACCOUNT OF THE INQUISITION

CHAPTER VI AN ACCOUNT OF THE PERSECUTIONS IN ITALY, UNDER THE PAPACY

CHAPTER VII AN ACCOUNT OF THE LIFE AND PERSECUTIONS OF JOHN WICKLIFFE

CHAPTER VIII AN ACCOUNT OF THE PERSECUTIONS IN BOHEMIA UNDER THE PAPACY

CHAPTER IX AN ACCOUNT OF THE LIFE AND PERSECUTIONS OF MARTIN LUTHER

CHAPTER X GENERAL PERSECUTIONS IN GERMANY

CHAPTER XI AN ACCOUNT OF THE PERSECUTIONS IN THE NETHERLANDS

CHAPTER XII THE LIFE AND STORY OF THE TRUE SERVANT AND MARTYR OF GOD, WILLIAM TYNDALE

CHAPTER XIII AN ACCOUNT OF THE LIFE OF JOHN CALVIN CALVIN AS A FRIEND OF CIVIL LIBERTY

CHAPTER XIV AN ACCOUNT OF THE PERSECUTIONS IN GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND, PRIOR TO THE REIGN OF QUEEN MARY I

CHAPTER XV AN ACCOUNT OF THE PERSECUTIONS IN SCOTLAND DURING THE REIGN OF KING HENRY VIII

CHAPTER XVI PERSECUTIONS IN ENGLAND DURING THE REIGN OF QUEEN MARY

CHAPTER XVIII THE RISE, PROGRESS, PERSECUTIONS, AND SUFFERINGS OF THE QUAKERS

CHAPTER XIX AN ACCOUNT OF THE LIFE AND PERSECUTIONS OF JOHN BUNYAN

CHAPTER XX AN ACCOUNT OF THE LIFE OF JOHN WESLEY

CHAPTER XXI PERSECUTIONS OF THE FRENCH PROTESTANTS IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE, DURING THE YEARS 1814 AND 1820

CHAPTER XXII THE BEGINNINGS OF AMERICAN FOREIGN MISSIONS

MISSIONARY BEGINNINGS

 

FOXE’S BOOK OF MARTYRS-Intro

Foxe's_Book_of_Martyrs_-_Frontispiece_(1761)A History Of The Lives, Sufferings And Triumphant Deaths Of The Early Christian And The Protestant Martyrs

This is a book that will never die — one of the great English classics. Interesting as fiction, because it is written with both passion and tenderness, it tells the dramatic story of some of the most thrilling periods in Christian history.

Reprinted here in its most complete form, it brings to life the days when “a noble army, men and boys, the matron and the maid,” “climbed the steep ascent of heaven, ‘mid peril, toil, and pain.”

“After the Bible itself, no book so profoundly influenced early Protestant sentiment as the Book of Martyrs. Even in our time it is still a living force. It is more than a record of persecution. It is an arsenal of controversy, a storehouse of romance, as well as a source of edification.” — JAMES MILLER DODDS, English Prose.

“When one recollects that until the appearance of the Pilgrim’s Progress the common people had almost no other reading matter except the Bible and Fox’s Book of Martyrs, we can understand the deep impression that this book produced; and how it served to mold the national character. Those who could read for themselves learned the full details of all the atrocities performed on the Protestant reformers; the illiterate could see the rude illustrations of the various instruments of torture, the rack, the gridiron, the boiling oil, and then the holy ones breathing out their souls amid the flames. Take a people just awakening to a new intellectual and religious life; let several generations of them, from childhood to old age, pore over such a book, and its stories become traditions as individual and almost as potent as songs and customs on a nation’s life.”— DOUGLAS CAMPBELL, The Puritan in Holland, England, and America.

“If we divest the book of its accidental character of feud between churches, it yet stands, in the first years of Elizabeth’s reign, a monument that marks the growing strength of a desire for spiritual freedom, defiance of those forms that seek to stifle conscience and fetter thought.” — HENRY MORLEY, English Writers

“After the Bible itself, no book so profoundly influenced early Protestant sentiment as the Book of Martyrs. Even in our own time it is still a living force. It is more than a record of persecution. It is an arsenal of controversy, a storehouse of romance, as well as a source of edification.” — JAMES MILLER DODDS, “English Prose

FOXE’S BOOK OF MARTYRS by John Foxe

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Some Ministers are Dry

Some ministers would make good martyrs. They are so dry, they would burn well.

Charles H. Spurgeon