Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Obscure Heroes of the Reformation - Series Introduction

Over the next few weeks all of my posts will be short biographical sketches of some the more obscure heroes of the Reformation. In their day, none of these men were obscure; they were all well-known and highly respected for their labors for the cause of the Church.

The people presented will be: William Farel, Nicholas Ridley, Hugh Latimer, Thomas Cranmer, Peter Ramus, Immanuel Tremellius, Thomas Erpenius, Edward Dering, Augustin Marlorat, Caspar Olevian, Zachary Ursinus and Conrad Pelican.

An amazing thing may be noticed regarding almost all of these men: Many died remarkably young. It is also noteworthy that most of them had achieved incredibly high academic  status at an early age. Perhaps they were graced by God with extraordinary intellect because their lives were cut short.

None of these sketches are intended to be comprehensive. I simply would like people to be aware of some of the unsung heroes of the Reformation. I could easily have presented a few dozen more sketches.

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