Schwenk, James L.
This book examines the life of an important, but often forgotten, Protestant Reformer. Katherine Parr, one of only a handful of women to publish in a hundred-year period in England, dared to push Henry VIII toward the Reformation, nearly losing her head as a result. This volume is a guided tour of her life, her contributions to the Reformation, and her writings. Including the full text of her two books as well as select letters, Katherine Parr presents both an intimate portrait of a woman struggling to make a difference, and a reintroduction of a classic text to the contemporary church.
Table of Contents:
Part One: Katherine Parr’s Life
1. Reformation Queen: The Life and Mind of Katherine Parr
Part Two: Selected Writings of Katherine Parr
2. The Awakened Queen: Prayers or Meditations (1545, 1547)
3. The Prophet Queen: The Lamentation or Complaint of a Sinner (1548)
4. The Personal Queen: Selected Letters
Brandon G. Withrow (MA, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is instructor in historical and theological studies at Winebrenner Theological Seminary. He taught at Beeson Divinity School, Samford University. He is the editor of A Treatise on Regeneration by Peter van Mastricht and coauthor of the five-volume History Lives series.
"This well-researched study of authoress Parr, Henry VIII's surviving queen, contains full reprints of her Prayers or Meditations, drawn from various sources, and her precious autobiographical account of authentic Reformed piety, The Lamentation or Complaint of a Sinner. These are worth more than the price of the book!" — J. I. Packer