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Thomas More (1478-1535) rose from humble origins to achieve the highest political and judicial office of England, second only to the king. He was recognized throughout Europe as one of the great lawyers, Christian humanists, and classical scholars of his day....read more
Thomas More (1478-1535) rose from humble origins to achieve the highest political and judicial office of England, second only to the king. He was recognized throughout Europe as one of the great lawyers, Christian humanists, and classical scholars of his day. Despite refusing to endorse Henry VIII's plan to divorce Katherine, More became Lord Chancellor in 1529. He resigned in 1532 in disapproval of Henry's stance toward the church. He refused to attend the coronation of Anne Boleyn in June 1533, a matter which did not escape the King's notice. In April, 1534, More refused to swear to the Act of Succession, and the Oath of Supremacy, and was committed to the Tower of London on April 17. He was found guilty of treason and was beheaded on July 6, 1535. His final words on the scaffold were: "The King's good servant, but God's first." In 1935 Thomas More was canonized by the Roman Catholic Church. In 2000 Pope John Paul II declared him the patron saint of politicians.

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Late Have I Loved Thee

Selected Writings of Saint Augustine on Love

Written by Augustine of Hippo
Edited by John F. Thornton

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Buddhist Wisdom

The Diamond Sutra and The Heart Sutra

Preface by Judith Simmer-Brown
Edited by John F. Thornton and Susan Varenne
Commentaries by Ed Conze
Translated by Ed Conze

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Faith and Freedom

An Invitation to the Writings of Martin Luther

Written by Martin Luther
Edited by John F. Thornton and Susan Varenne

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Saint Thomas More

Selected Writings

Written by Thomas More
Edited by John F. Thornton

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The Five Scrolls

The Song of Songs, The Book of Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, The Book of Esther

Preface by Alicia Suskin Ostriker
Edited by John F. Thornton