Cathedral Lectures – Thomas Cranmer and Religion

Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, author of The Book of Common Prayer, and Martyr, by Alec Ryrie

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Dr Alec Ryrie is Professor of the History of Christianity at the University of Durham. Where his field is the history of the Reformation and of Protestantism more widely, including how those histories have made themselves felt down to the present. His first book was on the early history of the English Reformation, but I have since ranged further into the history of the Protestant tradition in England, Scotland and internationally. Persistent themes in my work have been the emotional history of religion; religion and politics, war, violence and martyrdom; the Protestant encounter with other faiths, with empire and with the wider world; the relationship between Protestantism and Anglicanism; the history of pious practice and devotion; and histories of religious unorthodoxy, including magic, radical dissent and ‘atheism’, issues that were explored in my most recent major book, Unbelievers: An Emotional History of Doubt (2019). In January and February this year Dr Ryrie delivered the James Ford Lectures at Oxford under the title, The World’s Reformation.

Alec Ryrie
Alec Ryrie

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  • Venue: State Chamber