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Discussion in '2004 Archive' started by Terry_Herrington, Sep 18, 2004.
Who here has read this book, and what do you think of it?
That is an open ended question ...
What part of it are you looking for?
It is a great book and worth reading, but there are more recent works. There are some works that might be more "complete". And there are works that cover specific periods of time better that Foxe's, but it is a "should read" for a believer.
This book convicted me of the laziness of western christians today. I for one am not near of the caliber of the men and women of those pages.
Foxe's book is a MUST read, followed by Bunyan's P.P., both of which would compliment your Bible reading.
In His service;
I read it as a teen, then again in college. Sobering.
It is a good book with many examples (names and places). It is designed to help us see the reality of martyrdom as was evidenced in that era.
Its accuracy and hyperbole have both been brought into question.
It seems that anything that exposes the Catholic Church for what it is, is somehow "brought into question" on this board. Why do so many fundamentalist feel it necessary to support the "Great Whore" of Revelation?
Actually, the Catholic Church has quite a bit to say about this book.
You would do well to read the whole treatise including the links. Of course the negative spin is RCC (who would have guessed?).
In it's pristine modernized form it is quite long with abundant documentation.
An interesting detail.
The encyclopedia HankD linked to is at times a little outdated.
It's original written form was published prior to 1920.
Little extra material has been added to the website version.
Notice the fact that the second Vatican council isn't mentioned at all in the page the link leads to.
I've got a copy somewhere and I did read it after my Salvation.
It is a very good compliation of facts.
I have three different versions of Foxe's work, and they differ from each other. John Foxe lived in the 16th century (1516-1587) and, like the KJV of the Bible, his The Book of Martyrs has gone through several revisions.
Those who enjoyed Foxe's book might also enjoy The Book of Martyrs; or, Christian Martyrology: Containing an Authentic and Historical Account of Many Dreadful Persecutions Against the Church of Christ in Different Parts of the World from the works of Foxe, Cave, Southwell, Wright, etc., 1813.
Foxe’s book should definitely be read by any believer in Christ. I first read it as a teenager and I reread it every few years. We should never forget the price paid by those who came before us.
I have also received a real blessing from the book “ Jesus Freaks .” Which is a collaborative work of Voice of the Martyrs’ Richard Wurmbrand and the contemporary Christian group D. C. Talk. These people are far from fundamental Baptists, but their collection of testimonies goes from Roman persecution to modern day and was very moving to me. It contains the stories of Martyrs in Communist and Isamic countries today as well as historical testimonies back to the days of the apostles.
And you are denying that the book's accuracy and hyperbole have both been brought into question?
No one, least of all me, is defending Catholicism. There simply are questions about some of the examples included in the book.
Get a grip, man, you are not reading things through before posting and it's embarrassing.
I wonder if any of the martyrs in the book used MV's?
No, it was written before the 1611 MV was compiled! (You have a warped sense of humor, brother!)
It seems that anything that exposes the Catholic Church for what it is, is somehow "brought into question" on this board. Why do so many fundamentalist feel it necessary to support the "Great Whore" of Revelation? </font>[/QUOTE]Terry, would you please prove where ANYONE on the forums have defended the "GREAT WHORE" of Revelation? I don't believe Dr. Bob was defending the RCC. Do you have evidence???
Now, as far as Foxes, I have read it many times, and I have to say that it is good. But, I agree with Dr. Bob.
Ya, what Dr. Bob said, on both counts...LOL
Botwinick, didn't you know the KJV was just the older of the new kids on the block???
I have also received a real blessing from the book “ Jesus Freaks .” Which is a collaborative work of Voice of the Martyrs’ Richard Wurmbrand and the contemporary Christian group D. C. Talk. These people are far from fundamental Baptists, but their collection of testimonies goes from Roman persecution to modern day and was very moving to me. It contains the stories of Martyrs in Communist and Isamic countries today as well as historical testimonies back to the days of the apostles. [/QB][/QUOTE]
There are two of these books both are excellent. The V.O.M. seems to be an great organization. All these stories make me feel like such a weak Christian. Who fails the tiny little problems of today by worrying and not trusting God. I strongly recommend these books.
Can I defend the great whore of babylon?
Simply put Catholics will be in heaven about just as many as Calvinists - and while that number may be few - they will be there - and as such treat them as a wayward brother - a little nuts but still family. Specially dem Calvinists
Sularis, feel free to head back to wherever you came from. Your linking the papists with calvinists is especially lacking humor.
Amen! (But don't bother looking for Johnny Boy).