$23.49 + FREE Delivery
Usually dispatched within 3 to 4 days.
Ships from and sold by Book Depository UK.
$23.49 + FREE Delivery
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$18.89
+ $14.98 delivery
Sold by: Amazon US
Add to Cart
$30.80
+ FREE Delivery
Sold by: Blackwell UK Ltd
Add to Cart
$36.05
+ FREE Delivery
Sold by: Prestivo-France
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

St. Thomas More Paperback – 15 Apr 2003

4.1 out of 5 stars 8 ratings

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Paperback
$23.49
$18.89

Get 90 days FREE of Amazon Music Unlimited
with the purchase of any eligible product. Shop now
click to open popover

Frequently bought together

  • St. Thomas More
  • +
  • What to Listen For in Music
Total Price: $36.35
Buy the selected items together

Amazon Launchpad
Discover new, innovative, and trending products from emerging brands Shop now

Product details


Product description

From the Inside Flap

Thomas More is perhaps most familiar to us from his courageous struggle with Henry VIII, unforgettably portrayed in Robert Bolt’s classic, A Man for All Seasons. But that final struggle, which ended in his execution for treason, was only the crowning act in a life that he had devoted to God long before.

In the first selection in decades made for the general reader from his collected works, this volume traces More’s journey of moral conviction in his own words and writings. Drawing on a variety of More’s late writings–the extraordinary “Tower Works,” written in prison, his poignant last letters to his daughter Margaret, and his poems, private prayers and devotional works–this collection will provide even readers lacking a background in Renaissance humanism or history with a rich introduction to a startlingly modern man of spiritual principle. Also included is the famous “Life of Sir Thomas More,” written by his son-in-law, William Roper.

In the annals of spirituality certain books stand out both for their historical importance and for their continued relevance. The Vintage Spiritual Classics series offers the greatest of these works in authoritative new editions, with specially commissioned essays by noted contemporary commentators. Filled with eloquence and fresh insight, encouragement and solace, Vintage Spiritual Classics are incomparable resources for all readers who seek a more substantive understanding of mankind's relation to the divine.

About the Author

Thomas More (1478-1535) rose from humble origins to achieve the highest political and judicial office of England, second only to the king. He was recognized throughout Europe as one of the great lawyers, Christian humanists, and classical scholars of his day. Despite refusing to endorse Henry VIII's plan to divorce Katherine, More became Lord Chancellor in 1529. He resigned in 1532 in disapproval of Henry's stance toward the church. He refused to attend the coronation of Anne Boleyn in June 1533, a matter which did not escape the King's notice. In April, 1534, More refused to swear to the Act of Succession, and the Oath of Supremacy, and was committed to the Tower of London on April 17. He was found guilty of treason and was beheaded on July 6, 1535. His final words on the scaffold were- "The King's good servant, but God's first." In 1935 Thomas More was canonized by the Roman Catholic Church. In 2000 Pope John Paul II declared him the patron saint of politicians.

No customer reviews

5 star (0%) 0%
4 star (0%) 0%
3 star (0%) 0%
2 star (0%) 0%
1 star (0%) 0%

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com

Amazon.com: 3.9 out of 5 stars 7 reviews
John and Theresa Kohl
4.0 out of 5 stars A good selection, but as in other More selections
15 September 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
4 people found this helpful
Mark A. Lajoie II
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for school, interesting read for scholars
5 October 2013 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
L. Stu
3.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful time line....
29 April 2011 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Michael Larthey
3.0 out of 5 stars he stood up to the king should had done more than there be no church of england
5 March 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
Stephanie A. Mann
5.0 out of 5 stars Holy St. Thomas More
14 April 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
3 people found this helpful