Protestant Hagiography and Martyrology Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Literary Criticism (1400-1800))


Breitenberg, Mark. “The Flesh Made Word: Foxe's Acts and Monuments.Renaissance and Reformation 13, no. 4 (fall 1989): 381-407.

An overview of the critical reception received by Foxe's work.

Coats, Catharine Randall. (Em)bodying the Word. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 1992, 157 p.

Provides commentary on a number of different hagiographical and martyrological writings.

Gregory, Brad S. “Witnesses for the Gospel: Protestants and Martyrdom.” In Salvation at Stake: Christian Martyrdom in Early Modern Europe, pp. 139-96. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1999.

Reflects on the purposes and goals of the martyrologists and comments on the result of their works.

Knott, John R. “The Acts of George Fox: A Reading of the Journal.Prose Studies 6, no. 3 (December 1983): 215-38.

Examines and provides commentary on the Journal of George Foxe.

Mozley, J. F. John Foxe and His Book. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1940, 245 p.

Provides an overview of the life of Foxe and the making of his major work, as well as a survey of its criticism.

Mueller, Janel M. “Pain, Persecution, and the Construction of Selfhood In Foxe's Acts and Monuments.” In Religion and Culture in Renaissance England, edited by Claire McEachern and Debora Shuger, pp. 161-87. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997.

Considers Foxe's narrative in terms of the pain that martyrs endured and the sense of self-worth they demonstrated through their suffering.

Nicholls, David. “The Theatre of Martyrdom in the French Reformation.” Past and Present 121, (November 1988): 49-73.

Considers the theatre of martyrdom and its failings.

Wabuda, Susan. “Henry Bull, Miles Coverdale, and the Making of Foxe's Book of Martyrs.” In Martyrs and Martyrologies, edited by Diana Wood, pp. 245-58. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1993.

Analyzes Foxe's sources and motivations for writing his history of Protestant martyrs.