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Doctor of Theology (ThD)
The primary purpose of this study was to investigate and describe the life and work of Richard Taverner so that an assessment of his contribution to the English Reformation could be made.
A secondary purpose lies behind this study; actually, this secondary purpose provided the initial impetus for this study. Lutherans have been especially interested in Richard Taverner, because he translated the Augsburg Confession and its Apology into English for the first time in 1536. However, Lutherans did not really know Taverner, and historical curiosity suggested that a fuller knowledge of the man ought to be gained. The secondary purpose of this study was to satisfy curiosity: who was the first English translator of the Augsburg Confession and its Apology? what kind of man was he? was he a Lutheran? what was his personal theological position? and what was his relationship to the developing English Reformation? This study has suggested answers to these questions.
Pragman, James Herbert, "Richard Taverner (1505?--1575) and the English Reformation" (1971). Doctor of Theology Dissertation. 70.
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