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Heroes of the Reformation

EDITED BY

SAMUEL MACAULEY JACKSON,
Professor of Church History, New York University.

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A Series of biographies of the leaders in the Protestant Reformation.

The literary skill and the standing as scholars of the writers who have agreed to prepare these biographies will, it is believed, ensure for them a wide acceptance on the part not only of special students of the period but of the general reader. Full use will be made in them of the correspondence of their several subjects and of any other autobiographical material that may be available. The general reader will be pleased to find all these citations translated into English and the scholar to find them referred specifically to their source. The value of these volumes will be furthered by comprehensive literary and historical references and adequate indexes.

It is, of course, the case that each one of the great teachers whose career is to be presented in this series looked at religious truth and at the problems of Christianity from a somewhat different point of view. On this ground an important feature in each volume of the series will be a precise and comprehensive statement, given as nearly as practicable in the language of the original writer, of the essential points in his theology.

It is planned that the narratives shall be not mere eulogies, but critical biographies; and the defects of judgment or sins of omission or commission on the parts of the subjects will not be passed by or extenuated. On the other hand they will do full justice to the nobility of character and to the distinctive contribution to human progress made by each one of these great Protestant leaders of the Reformation period. The series will avoid the partisanship of writers like Merle d'Aubigné, and, in the opposite direction, of the group of which Johannes Janssen may be taken as a type.

I.—MARTIN LUTHER (1483–1546). The Hero of the Reformation. By Henry Eyster Jacobs, D.D., LL.D. With 73 Illustrations. 12°
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"The initial volume of the Heroes of the Reformation Series is a worthy inauguration of what cannot but prove an interesting and instructive contribution to a most important epoch of history. . . . Professor Jacobs is an exceptionally sympathetic and competent biographer. . . . The author has availed himself of all the latest sources of information, and done the needful work of selection and condensation with excellent judgment and skill."—Christian Intelligencer.
II.—PHILIP MELANCHTHON (1497–1560). The Protestant Preceptor of Germany. By James William Richard, D.D. With 35 Illustrations. 12°
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"This work will be valued by the general reader who likes a well-told biography, and by the historian who is looking for facts and not opinions about facts, and by the wise teacher of the young who desires his pupils to read that which will at once instruct and inspire them with respect for what is great and honorable. For these purposes, I believe no other work on Melanchthon can compare with this one." —Universalist Leader.
III.—DESIDERIUS ERASMUS (1467–1536). The Humanist in the Service of the Reformation. By Ephraim Emerton, Ph.D. With 36 Illustrations. 12°
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"Professor Emerton has done a thorough and skilful piece of work. . . . He has given his readers a graphic, spirited, well-balanced and trustworthy study, which contains all which most readers care to know, and in a manner which they will find acceptable. The book is a valuable addition to the series."—Congregationalist.
IV.—THEODORE BEZA (1549–1605). The Counsellor of the French Reformation. By Henry Martyn Baird, Ph.D. With 24 Illustrations. 12°
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"No one could so well present the life of Beza in its true relations and in so pleasing and popular a style as the accomplished historian of the Huguenots. Dr. Baird has not only exceptional familiarity with the period, but fullest sympathy with the hero, and accordingly has produced a book of special interest and value."—Christian Intelligencer.
V.—HULDREICH ZWINGLI (1484–1531). The Reformer of German Switzerland. By Samuel Macauley Jackson, LL.D. With 30 Illustrations, a Special Map, Battle Plan, and a Facsimile Letter. 12°
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"It is notable as the first adequate life of Zwingli by an English-speaking author . . . portrays the man, the accomplished scholar, social reformer, ardent patriot, the theologian, so far in advance of his time as to stand alone in the faith that all infants would be saved. But Professor Jackson is no eulogist and exhibits the defects of Zwingli with unsparing hand,—defects which appear due to his time and circumstances, and far less serious in our judgment than some which lie at the door of those whose fame has overshadowed his."—The Outlook.

VI.—THOMAS CRANMER and the English Reformation. 1489–1556. By Albert Frederick Pollard, M.A., F.R.H.S. With 21 Illustrations. Crown Octavo. (By mail, $1.50.) Net
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"The life of the eminent martyr is here presented in what were its true relations. Mr. Pollard has fullest sympathy with his subject; he indicates faults as well as virtues and presents a vital picture of the great prelate."—Detroit Free Press.
"The work is accurate, scholarly, and free from partisan bias . . . a rare virtue in English works on Cranmer. The events in which Cranmer had a share are recorded with fairness and accuracy."'—The Lutheran.
VII.—JOHN KNOX the Hero of the Scottish Reformation. By Henry Cowan, D.D. With 28 Illustrations and 2 Facsimile Letters. Crown Octavo. (Postage, 15 cents.) Net
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"We have nothing but hearty praise to give to Professor Cowan's book. It seems to us the ideal of a historical manual which, while perfectly adapted to the tastes of the general reader, is based on a genuine examination of the original authorities, and keeps fully in view the claims of the serious student who wishes to remain in touch with them at every point."—Glasgow Herald.

For list of volumes in preparation see separate circular

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Heroes of the Nations

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A Series of biographical studies of the lives and work of a number of representative historical characters about whom have gathered the great traditions of the Nations to which they belonged, and who have been accepted, in many instances, as types of the several National ideals. With the life of each typical character will be presented a picture of the National conditions surrounding him during his career.

The narratives are the work of writers who are recognized authorities on their several subjects, and, while thoroughly trustworthy as history, will present picturesque and dramatic "stories" of the Men and of the events connected with them.

To the Life of each "Hero" will be given one duodecimo volume, handsomely printed in large type, provided with maps and adequately illustrated according to the special requirements of the several subjects.

 
Nos. 1–32, each
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No. 33 and following Nos., each (by mail $1.50, net 1.35)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 
 
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NELSON. By W. Clark Russell.

GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS. By C. R. L. Fletcher.

PERICLES. By Evelyn Abbott.

THEODORIC THE GOTH. By Thomas Hodgkin.

SIR PHILIP SIDNEY. By H. R. Fox-Bourne.

JULIUS CÆSAR. By W. Warde Fowler.

WYCLIF. By Lewis Sergeant.

NAPOLEON. By W. O'Connor Morris.

HENRY OF NAVARRE. By P. F. Willert.

CICERO. By J. L. Strachan-Davidson.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN. By Noah Brooks.

PRINCE HENRY (OF PORTUGAL)
THE NAVIGATOR. By C. R. Beazley.

JULIAN THE PHILOSOPHER. By Alice Gardner.

LOUIS XIV. By Arthur Hassall.

CHARLES XII. By R. Nisbet Bain.

LORENZO DE' MEDICI. By Edward Armstrong.

JEANNE D'ARC. By Mrs. Oliphant.

CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS. By Washington Irving.

ROBERT THE BRUCE. By Sir Herbert Maxwell.

HANNIBAL. By W. O'Connor Morris.

ULYSSES S. GRANT. By William Conant Church.

ROBERT E. LEE. By Henry Alexander White.

THE CID CAMPEADOR. By H. Butler Clarke.

SALADIN. By Stanley Lane-Poole.

BISMARCK. By J. W. Headlam.

ALEXANDER THE GREAT. By Benjamin I. Wheeler.

CHARLEMAGNE. By H. W. C. Davis.

OLIVER CROMWELL. By Charles Firth.

RICHELIEU. By James B. Perkins.

DANIEL O'CONNELL. By Robert Dunlop.

SAINT LOUIS (Louis IX. of France). By Frederick Perry.

LORD CHATHAM. By Walford Davis Green.

OWEN GLYNDWR. By Arthur G. Bradley. $1.35 net.

HENRY V. By Charles L. Kingsford. $1.35 net.

EDWARD I. By Edward Jenks. $1.35 net.

AUGUSTUS CÆSAR. By J. P Firth. $1.35 net.

FREDERICK THE GREAT. By W. F. Reddaway.

WELLINGTON. By W. O'Connor Morris.

CONSTANTINE THE GREAT. By J. B. Firth.

Other volumes in preparation are:

MOLTKE. By Spencer Wilkinson.

JUDAS MACCABÆUS. By Israel Abrahams.

SOBIESKI. By F. A. Pollard.

ALFRED THE TRUTHTELLER. By Frederick Perry.

FREDERICK II. By A. L. Smith.

MARLBOROUGH. By C. W. C. Oman.

RICHARD THE LION-HEARTED By T. A. Archer.

WILLIAM THE SILENT. By Ruth Putnam.

CHARLES THE BOLD. By Ruth Putnam.

GREGORY VII. By F. Urquhart.

MAHOMET. By D. S. Margoliouth.


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