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English Works of John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester: Sermons and Other Writings 1520 to 1535

John Fisher and Cecilia A. Hatt

Abstract

John Fisher (1469–1535), appointed bishop of Rochester by Henry VII, was one of the most distinguished churchmen and humanists of the early sixteenth century and Reformation period. A friend of Erasmus’, he introduced the study of Greek and Hebrew to the University of Cambridge, of which he was Chancellor, and was beheaded by Henry VIII for his opposition to the Act of Supremacy. He was a notable preacher and author of the first sermon‐sequence to be printed in English. This edition contains introductions and a critical commentary to the English writings of the last 15 years of Fisher's life, ... More

Keywords: sixteenth century, Cambridge, devotional works, John Fisher, Henry VII, Henry VIII, humanists, Reformation, sermons

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780198270119
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198270119.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Fisher, author

Cecilia A. Hatt, editor

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