The Religion & Culture Web Forum
“The Letter from Prison in Christian History and Theology”
by W. Clark Gilpin
(University of Chicago Divinity School)
3 Henry Ainsworth and Francis Johnson, An Apologie or Defence of Such True Christians as are commonly (but unjustly) called Brownists (n.p., 1604), 89-95. I have modernized the spelling and capitalization in this and the other sixteenth-century documents cited in this commentary. I am happy to acknowledge that quotation from primary sources is by courtesy of the Burke Library of Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. A modern edition of the letter appears in Leland H. Carlson, ed., The Writings of John Greenwood and Henry Barrow, 1591-1593, Elizabethan Nonconformist Texts, vol. 6 (London: Allen and Unwin, 1970), 242-252. Carlson's argument that the letter was intended for the Countess of Warwick appears on 238-242.
7 Miles Coverdale, ed., Certain most godly, fruitful, and comfortable letters of such true Saintes and holy Martyrs of God, as in the late bloodye persecution here within this Realme, gave their lyves for the defence of Christs holy gospel (London: by John Day, 1564), 291.
16Nicholas Ridley and Hugh Latimer, Certein godly, learned, and comfortable conferences betwene the two Reverende Fathers, and holy martyrs of Christe, D. Nicholas Rydley late Bisshoppe of London, and M. Hugh Latimer, sometyme Bisshop of Worcester, during the tyme of their emprisonmentes (n.p., 1556), a1 verso – a2 recto.