[COMPLETE] Fox's Book of Martyrs 2 - km

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Post by kmerline » July 1st, 2009, 1:26 pm

Foxe's Book of Martyrs, A History of the Lives, Sufferings, and Triumphant Deaths of the Early Christian and the Protestant Martyrs Vol. 2, by John Foxe, 1516 - 1587, edited by Byron Forbush, 1868 - 1927.

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/foxes-book-of-martyrs-vol-2/
The Book of Martyrs, by John Foxe, is an English Protestant account of the persecutions of Protestants, many of whom had died for their beliefs within the decade immediately preceding its first publication. It was first published by John Day, in 1563. Lavishly illustrated with many woodcuts, it was the largest publishing project undertaken in Britain up to that time. Commonly known as, "Foxe's Book of Martyrs", the work's full title begins with "Actes and Monuments of these Latter and Perillous Days, Touching Matters of the Church." There were many subsequent editions, by Day, and by other editors down through the years. Foxe's original work was enormous (the second edition filling two heavy folio volumes with a total of 2,300 pages, estimated to be twice as long as Edward Gibbon's "Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire." This edition is much abridged from Foxe's original.

This book was first published shortly after the death of Queen Mary. During Mary's reign, common people of Protestent Christian faith were publicly burned at the stake in an attempt to eliminate dissension from Catholic doctrines.

Foxe's account of Mary's reign and its martyrdoms form a significant part of the work. Foxe intended to justify the foundation of the Church of England as a continuation of the true and faithful ancient church, rather than as a new denomination.

The work has a historic perspective. It begins with early Christian martyrs, and continues with the Inquisition, Wycliffe, and the Marian Persecutions.

For the English Church, Foxe's book remains a fundamental witness to the sufferings of faithful Christian people at the hands of the anti-Protestant Roman Catholic authorities, and to the miracle of their endurance unto death.

Roman Catholics often view Foxe's record of this period as extremely partisan and the primary propaganda piece for English anti-Catholicism. Among other objections, the accuracy of Foxe's claims regarding martyrdoms under Mary ignore the mingled political and religious aspects of the time period. Some of the victims may have been intent on removing Mary from the throne. Although the work is more accurate when dealing with events during Foxe's time, it is generally not a correct or impartial account of the period, and includes occasional "wilful falsification of evidence" (Summary abridged from Wikipedia by Karen Merline)

John Foxe on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Foxe
Foxe's Book of Martyrs on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foxe%27s_Book_of_Martyrs
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Last edited by kmerline on November 23rd, 2009, 12:56 pm, edited 5 times in total.

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Post by kmerline » July 1st, 2009, 3:23 pm

Open for claims!

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Post by TriciaG » July 2nd, 2009, 6:39 pm

1, 17 and 18, please. :)

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Post by kmerline » July 3rd, 2009, 12:51 pm

Thank you for claiming, Tricia - the sections are yours!

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Post by kmerline » July 3rd, 2009, 12:52 pm

Thank you for claiming, Tricia - the sections are yours!

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Post by kmerline » July 9th, 2009, 12:42 pm

Thank you, Tricia - posted and linked!

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Post by kmerline » July 10th, 2009, 2:39 pm

Thank you, Tricia!

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Post by elsenorjose » July 11th, 2009, 8:40 pm

Chapter 22: The Beginnings of American Foreign Missions pt 01 (3061 words)

Chapter 22: The Beginnings of American Foreign Missions pt 02 (3704 words)

Chapter 22: The Beginnings of American Foreign Missions pt 03 (3248 words)

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Post by kmerline » July 12th, 2009, 1:01 pm

Hi elsenojose - Welcome to Libribox, and welcome to Foxe's Book of Martyrs. Sections 21 - 23 are yours.

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Post by dsw3131 » July 14th, 2009, 3:54 pm

Nevermind. I was going to volunteer, but must withdraw it at this time.

Sorry.

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Post by dsw3131 » July 15th, 2009, 12:28 pm

I would like to read for this work, but I couldn't get Audacity to run on my computer. I do have WavePad, which looks like it will work, but I can't figure out how to get it to change the ID3 tag.

If you can help me with that and are willing, I'd like to read for Section 2, Chapter 16: Persecutions in England During the Reign of Queen Mary pt 01 (3453 words)

Thanks.

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Post by dsw3131 » July 15th, 2009, 2:08 pm

I figured out how to change the ID3 tag, so I'm good to go. Just need permission to start on Section 2.

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Post by kmerline » July 17th, 2009, 2:33 pm

dsw3131 - Welcome to LibriVox, and to Foxe's Book of Martyrs!

Sorry for my absence. Sec 2 is all yours!

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