By J.C. Ryle | Foreword by Bennett W. Rogers
This short biography of the martyred bishop and reformer, Hugh Latimer (1487–1555), was one of Ryle’s first historical works. In this work he examines the ministry of Bishop Latimer under three headings: 1) Latimer’s times; 2) Latimer’s life; 3) Latimer’s opinions. These are the aspects of Latimer’s history that Ryle found most instructive. When Ryle first delivered this lecture, a group of churchmen were actively seeking to un-Protestantize the Church of England and bring it closer to the Church of Rome in both worship and doctrine.