A Guided Tour of the Life and Thought of a Reformation Queen
This book examines the life of an important, but often forgotten, Protestant Reformer. Katherine Parr was one of only a handful of women to publish anything in writing in a period of over 100 years in England. Katherine dared to push Henry VIII toward the Reformation, nearly losing her head as a result. This volume is a guided tour of her life, her contributions to the Reformation, and her writings.
This volume includes the full text of Katherine’s two books as well as select letters. Katherine Parr presents both an intimate portrait of a woman struggling to make a difference, and a reintroduction of a classic text to the contemporary church.
“This well-researched study of authoress Parr, Henry VIII’s surviving Queen, contains full reprints of her Prayers or Meditations, drawn from various sources, and her precious autobiographical account of authentic Reformed piety, A Lamentation or Complaint of a Sinner. These are worth more than the price of the book!”
— J.I. Packer, Professor of Theology, Regents College, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
“This is a very helpful book on a most courageous woman – one of the most important women of the entire Reformation. Parr’s story ought to be better known by evangelical Christians, who often forget the roles that women have played in shaping their faith and practice.”
— Douglas Sweeney, Assoc. Professor of Church History and the History of Christian Thought, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Wheaton, Illinois