Thomas More is perhaps most familiar to us from his courageous struggle with Henry VIII, unforgettably portrayed in Robert Bolt's classic, A Man for All Seasons. But that final struggle, which ended in his execution for treason, was only the crowning act in a life that he had devoted to God long before.
In the first selection in decades made for the general reader from his collected works, this volume traces More's journey of moral conviction in his own words and writings. Drawing on a variety of More's late writings–the extraordinary “Tower Works,” written in prison, his poignant last letters to his daughter Margaret, and his poems, private prayers and devotional works–this collection will provide even readers lacking a background in Renaissance humanism or history with a rich introduction to a startlingly modern man of spiritual principle. Also included is the famous “Life of Sir Thomas More,” written by his son-in-law, William Roper.
In the annals of spirituality certain books stand out both for their historical importance and for their continued relevance. The Vintage Spiritual Classics series offers the greatest of these works in authoritative new editions, with specially commissioned essays by noted contemporary commentators. Filled with eloquence and fresh insight, encouragement and solace, Vintage Spiritual Classics are incomparable resources for all readers who seek a more substantive understanding of mankind's relation to the divine.
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These are both good times and bad times for Thomas More (1475-1535). The handsome Yale edition of his complete works and the perennial charm of the play and film Man for All Seasons keeps More's name ... Llegeix la ressenya completa
ABOUT THE WINTAGE SPIRITUAL CLASSICS
CHRONOLOGY OF THE LIFE OF SAINT THOMAS MORE
THE SADNESS OF CHRIST i
To Margaret Roper c 17 April 1534
To Dr Nicholas Wilson 1534
To Margaret Roper 1534
To Antonio Bonvisi 1535
DESCRIPTION OF THOMAS MORE BY ERASMUS