Tudor Period (1485-1603)Edit
Sir Thomas Moore (1477-1535)Edit
- When Henry VIII came to power, he wanted to create an "new economy."
- In order to achieve this, Henry VIII choose advisers that were outside the nobility.
- Henry VIII choose Thomas Moore, who was a London Merchant.
- Most famous literary work, "A Dialogue Concerning Heresies and Matter of Religion," was a reply to William Tyndale's "Parable of the Wicked Mammon."
- Parable of Wicked Mammon was written to explained justification by Faith
- Parable of Wicked Mammon was considered to be so heretical that he had to get special permission by King Henry VIII to read it.
- "A Dialogue Concerning Heresies and Matter of Religion" was written as a response.
- Moore's attitude towards Lutheranism was openly hostile and scornful in tone.
- Moore attacks
- Justification by faith
- Infallibility of the Church
- Worship of Saints
- Celibacy of Clergy
- Who has the right to interpret Scripture
- Only Clergy can interpret Scripture and decide exceptionable methods of interpreting Scripture.
- The Church derived not from Scripture, but from tradition of Christ past down from the Church.
- The Authority of the Church is greater than the Authority of Scripture because the Church came before Scripture and create Scripture.
- Moore's most controversial position:
- Heretics must be killed.
- Moore was beheaded after Henry VIII declared England as a Protestant nation and Moore refused to convert to Protestantism.
William Tyndale (1495-1536)Edit
- Completed English translation of the Bible in 1525
- Arrested for Heresy and burned at the stake in 1536
- Unusual Qualification for Translating the Bible into English
- A scholars knowledge and thoroughness
- Preachers zeal and ability to communicate with people
- Historian say, "Tyndale is a man who's epitaphs is the Reformation."
- Major writing contain these themes
- Supreme authority of Scripture.
- Justification by faith
- The Right of Individual to read and interpret scripture.
- Tyndale's writing draw from those of Martin Luther.
- Tyndale's most influential and controversial writing is "Parable of the Wicked Mammon."
- Authority of Scripture
- "There is difference between 'the Word' and the Bible. Believers come to God through the Word"
- Tyndale's contribution is nothing ordained by man can supersede the authority of God's word.
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