Biblical and Other Ancient Names Introduction The First Book of Homilies Bishop Bonner's Homilies The Second Book of Homilies Subject Index Names Index Scripture Index Author Index
The Reverend Dr Gerald Bray (PhD, Paris-Sorbonne) was the Professor of Anglican Studies at Beeson Divinity School and is now a research professor there. He is also Director of Research at the Latimer Trust. Among his other work he is the editor of Documents of the English Reformation (James Clarke & Co, 1994, second edition 2004).
"The Homilies are of major significance for understanding Church of England doctrine and discipline at the Reformation. We are in Gerald Bray's debt for this new critical edition for a modern readership, which at last moves us beyond the familiar Victorian reprints. It is a perfect combination of careful scholarship and accessibility, and essential reading for every serious student of Anglicanism." Andrew Atherstone, Latimer Research Fellow, Wycliffe Hall, Oxford "Gerald Bray deserves thanks for producing in a modern critical edition The Books of Homilies, one of the key texts from the English Reformation, and making it more accessible for those interested in the Anglican tradition, homiletics, theology, and history." -Jane E.A. Dawson, The Expository Times, Vol. 128 No. 3, December 2016 "[This book] offers a valuable insight not only into the relative doctrinal positions of those on both sides of the English Reformation divide, but also into the various social ills of the period." -Paul F. Bradshaw (University of Notre Dame), Worship, Book Reviews, Volume 91, May 2017 "Gerald Bray's critical edition of the Book of Homilies is a welcome addition to the few modern texts available. Bray provides a concise and detailed discussion of the expected critical issues related to all three books of homilies." Benjamin J. Snyder, Asbury Theological Seminary, July 2018