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One of history's most admired figures, Thomas More stands as a model of courage, integrity, fortitude, and other virtues. As a highly successful lawyer, diplomat, and father of a large family, he sacrificed everything that the world holds dear for what his conscience dictated was a principle that could not be sacrificed.
The Catholic Church recognized his heroic virtue and holiness by making him a saint along with Bishop John Fisher on the 400th anniversary of their martyrdoms in 1935. This new biography details the hidden spiritual life of More. What motivated his spiritual struggle? How did his writings open a window into his inner life?
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Gerard B. Wegemer is an associate professor of English at the University of Dallas. He wrote an introduction and edited a printing of More's last book, The Sadness of Christ (Scepter, 1993). He has authored Thomas More on Statesmanship (Catholic University of America, 1996), and wrote an introduction for a modem English version of More's A Dialogue of Comfort against Tribulation (Scepter, 1998).
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