Martyred for the Gospel

Martyred for the Gospel
The burning of Tharchbishop of Cant. D. Tho. Cranmer in the town dich at Oxford, with his hand first thrust into the fyre, wherwith he subscribed before. [Click on the picture to see Cranmer's last words.]

Collect of the Day

The First Sunday in Lent.

The Collect

O LORD, who for our sake didst fast forty days and forty nights; Give us grace to use such abstinence, that, our flesh being subdued to the Spirit, we may ever obey thy godly motions in righteousness, and true holiness, to thy honour and glory, who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

Daily Bible Verse

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Why Do We Confess “He Descended Into Hell”? « Heidelblog

Why Do We Confess “He Descended Into Hell”? « Heidelblog

My main objection to Clark's article here is the idea that the Anglican view is the same as Luther's view on the descent into hell. That is debatable. It seems to me that Clark might be thinking of Anglo-Catholicism since Cranmer's influences were Puritan as well as Lutheran.



Jack Miller said...


Must be the season for this topic... Go to Continuum and read Fr. Hart's take. He plants his flag in the Westminster Confession of Faith and notes Danny Hyde's research on the descent...


God bless,

Charlie J. Ray said...

Thanks for the heads up, Jack. I don't believe I have chatted with you before.



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