Archbishop Thomas Cranmer was the first Archbishop of the protestant Church of England. Under King Henry VIII’s rule, in a myriad of social upheaval in England and at the beginning of the European reformation led by Martin Luther in Germany, Archbishop Cranmer began the process that would Christianize England and lay the Christian foundation for the Western World.
This book by friend Dr. Ashley Null explains Archbishop Cranmer’s ‘Doctrine of Repentance’. Dr. Null is brilliant and the foremost Cranmer scholar alive in the world today.
Introduction of the Theology of Thomas Cranmer
I. Cranmer’s Medieval Inheritance: Contrition as Repentance.
II. Cranmer’s Doctrine of Repentance circa 1520: Augustinian-Influenced Scotish Penance.
III. Cranmer’s Doctrine of Repentance during the 1520s: Erasmian Penitence.
IV. Cranmer’s Doctrine Repentance circa 1537: Lutheran Sacramental Penance.
V. Being Made ‘Right Willed’ by Faith: Justification in ‘Cranmer’s Great Commonplaces’ circa 1544
VI. The Edwardian Years: Public Protestant Augustinianism.