Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 3214 FOXE’S BOOK OF MARTYRS Abridged and Edited with Commentary JOHN FOXE; EDITED BY PAUL L. MAIER AND R. C. LINNENKUGEL 978-0-8254-4329-9 • $29.99 Hardback • 6 x 9 • 448 pages Religion / History Kregel Publications Rights: World An updated and modernized edition of the unparalleled clas- sic with resurgent relevance for the twenty-first century Foxe’s Book of Martyrs is one of the most influential and well- known books in history, as well as one of the top sellers of the past, right up there with the Bible itself. Immensely pop- ular in Foxe’s own sixteenth century, its influence has been felt throughout literature. Copies of the original text (Acts and Monuments) were chained beside the Bible in churches of England, and even sailed with English pirates. Paul L. Maier brings his exceptional mind for history to bear on Foxe’s work in this new edition. While abridgement of the original 2,100 pages was necessary, Maier does include every martyr, and text was changed only where modern read- ers may not readily understand the original archaic wording. John Foxe (1516–1587) was an academic and zealous student of the Scriptures, leading to his persecution as a Protestant by the Catholic rulers of his day. Beyond his work in pastoral minis- try, Foxe continued to work on his martyrology until his death. Paul L. Maier is the emeritus Russell H. Seibert Professor of Ancient History at Western Michigan University. His other publications include A Skeleton in God’s Closet. READINGS IN HISTORICAL THEOLOGY Primary Sources of the Christian Faith ROBERT F. LAY 978-0-8254-3067-1 • $34.99 Paperback/CD • 8.5 x 11 • 368 pages Christian Theology / History Kregel Academic Rights: World Readings in Historical Theology provides direct interaction with sixty-six primary sources that have shaped the theological landscape of Christianity. Robert F. Lay has selected readings for this historical theology textbook from the Old Testament up to the modern period, including: • Ancient creeds, confessions, and catechisms • Ancient apologetics, such as the writings of Justin Martyr and Augustine • Writings on faith and learning by Origin, Thomas Aquinas, and others • Church and church council documents • Writings from the monastic tradition, including works by Jerome • Reformation theses, catechisms, and confessions • Writings of the protestant reformers • Writings on hermeneutics • Writings of the Great Awakening Along the way the author provides introductions to the readings and, in most readings, guided questions as well. The selections are arranged thematically and then chronologically. Includes a CD containing more than fifty additional readings. Robert F. Lay (PhD, Presbyterian School and Union Theological Seminary) is the dean, class facilitator, and men- tor at The Urban Ministry Institute in Los Angeles, California. His other publications include Lessons of Infinite Advantage. CHURCH HISTORY NEW RELEASE