The Reformation Collection Volume 1

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This volume of the Reformation collection begins with a summary of Protestant belief in the form of the Belgic Confession and John Calvin's 'cover letter' to Francis I of France requesting that he read Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion to understand the Protestant doctrine from its source rather than secondhand. 100 aphorisms summarising the contents of the Institutes follow as well as some instructions given by Thomas Cranmer showing the effect of the Reformation for clergy and parishes, as does a short protestation from the reformer William Tyndale expressing the Reformation methodology privileging the Bible as the source of doctrine and practice. It continues with several debates where both sides have been recorded: Cardinal Sadoleto's measured letter to Geneva and Calvin's reply, Pope Paul III's letter to emperor Charles V and Calvin's comments, with outrage expressed on both sides, followed by Thomas Cranmer's writings on the relationship between the Papacy and the state. The leads naturally into some writings from the English Reformation where King Henry VIII required the Pope to be "driven out of England" and William Turner, botanist turned theologian, considered the command incompletely executed. There follow writings on the subject of the sacraments, ceremonies and attire which were a key area of dispute in the Reformation period. Afterwards come several expressions of Reformed piety in the form of prayers and a simple catechism for children. (Summary by InTheDesert)

Other volumes of this collection:
Volume 2
Volume 3 (0 hr 57 min)


The Belgic Confession 56:43 Read by InTheDesert
Letter to Francis the First in Defence of the Reformation 52:51 Read by InTheDesert
One Hundred Aphorisms of John Calvin 39:00 Read by InTheDesert
Injunctions to the Diocese of Hereford, 1538 3:41 Read by InTheDesert
Extract from a Protestation made by William Tindal 2:08 Read by InTheDesert
Cardinal Sadolet's Letter to the Senate and People of Geneva 41:55 Read by InTheDesert
John Calvin's Reply to the Letter of Cardinal Sadolet Part 1 43:17 Read by InTheDesert
John Calvin's Reply to the Letter of Cardinal Sadolet Part 2 50:31 Read by InTheDesert
A Paternal Admonition by the Roman Pontiff Paul III to the Most Invincible Empe… 34:22 Read by InTheDesert
Remarks on the Letter of Pope Paul III 1:02:44 Read by InTheDesert
Speech at the Coronation of King Edward VI 5:59 Read by InTheDesert
Speech on General Councils 10:14 Read by InTheDesert
A Collection of Tenets from the Canon Law 10:22 Read by InTheDesert
The Huntyng and Fyndyng out of the Romish Fox Part 1 43:17 Read by InTheDesert
The Huntyng and Fyndyng out of the Romish Fox Part 2 1:05:26 Read by InTheDesert
Form of Administering the Sacraments 28:59 Read by InTheDesert
Certeyn meditations and thinges to be had in remembraunce and well considered b… 25:48 Read by InTheDesert
Vestures 11:59 Read by InTheDesert
Speech at an Assembly of Bishops, 1536 3:51 Read by InTheDesert
Some Queries concerning Confirmation, with Cranmer's Answers 1:59 Read by InTheDesert
A Catechism to be Learned of Every Child before he be brought to be Confirmed o… 7:47 Read by InTheDesert
Sundry Godly Prayers for Diverse Purposes 1:06:30 Read by InTheDesert
Graces to be Said before Dinner and Supper 20:24 Read by InTheDesert
The Collects for Sundays and Holy Days throughout all the Year 29:33 Read by InTheDesert
An Order of Private Prayer 49:27 Read by InTheDesert
Several Godly Prayers 8:37 Read by InTheDesert