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RELATED TITLES UNIQUE SELLING POINTS 978-0-8254-4329-9 29.99 Hardback 5.25 x 8 432 pages History Kregel Publications Rights World February 27 2016 An updated and modernized edition of the unparalleled classic with resurgent relevance for the twenty-first century Foxes 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 popular in Foxes 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. This was not a book designed to comfort but instead to present the truth of the persecution faced by Protestant Christians in hostile environments. The inscription from the 1563 editionnow com- monly known as Foxes Book of Martyrsindicates the gravity of the task In latter and perilous days ... the great persecutions and horrible troubles ... are here gathered and collected according to true copies and writings ... of the parties themselves that suffered. Foxe was committed to commemorating the ultimate sacrifice of those who gave their lives for the sake of their faith. Paul L. Maier brings his exceptional mind for history to bear on Foxes work in this new edition. While abridgement of the original 2100 pages was necessary Maier does include every martyr and text was changed only where modern readers may not readily under- stand the original archaic wording. John Foxe 15161587 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 ministry Foxe contin- ued to work on his martyrology until his death. Paul L. Maier is professor emeritus of ancient history at Western Michigan University and an award-winning author whose work pro- vides historical authenticity and compelling drama to his writing. His other works include the ECPA Gold Medallion Award-winning volume Josephus The Essential Writings. 25 HISTORY ISBN 978-0-8254-4329-9 9 7 8 0 8 2 5 4 4 3 2 9 9 Foxes Book of Martyrs Abridged and Edited with Commentary John Foxe edited with commentary by Paul L. Maier with R. C. Linnenkugel Eusebius 978-0-8254-3307-8 16.99 Pontius Pilate 978-0-8254-4356-5 15.99 Every martyr is included unlike previous abridgements Includes an introduction describing Foxes life and time for historical reference Edited by a trusted historian Timely in the face of news from around the world about new Christian martyrs