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The noted Renaissance humanist cast his work of political thought and spiritual reflection in the form of a fictional dialogue between a young man and his dying uncle. Set in sixteenth-century Hungary during the Ottoman conquests, the colloquy voices the youth's anguish at the impending invasion and the elder's words of solace. More offers a reflection of his own dire circumstances as well as a powerful statement of his conviction that God is a Christian's only comfort. A penetrating exploration of the fleeting nature of pleasure, the essence of worldly power, and Christ's redemptive power, this book constitutes an enduring legacy of faith.
Author: Thomas More
Publisher: Dover Publications
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 8.00h x 5.00w x 0.80d
About the Author
Author, philosopher, and scholar Sir Thomas More (1478-1535) served as Henry VIII's Lord Chancellor. More's enmity toward the Protestant Reformation and refusal to acknowledge his king as supreme head of the Church of England led to accusations of treason, resulting in a trial and conviction. While imprisoned in the Tower of London and awaiting execution, More wrote A Dialogue of Comfort Against Tribulation.
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