Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The victors manufacture the history
A lovely phrase from one of Cranmer’s prosecutors: that Cranmer’s “Gospell began ... with periurie, proceeded with adulterie, was maintained with heresie, and ended in conspiracy”. In English Protestant usage, conduct which breaks every moral principle in the unscrupulous pursuit of some end has often been called “jesuitical”. Would “cranmerian” be a more accurate term?
Fr Hunwicke

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