Good Thoughts in Bad Times and Other Papers.

Author: Fuller, Thomas (1608-1661)

Thomas Fuller was one of England’s most prolific authors, publishing works of history, theology and poetry during his lifetime. As well as an encyclopedia of England’s noble families, he wrote a history of the Crusades, a history of the Church of England, and several volumes’ worth of sermons. Throughout most of his adult years, England was fraught with civil war and religious persecution. Good Thoughts in Bad Times addresses a hurt and violent Christian community, offering words of encouragement and advocating a way of peace. The editor includes several of Fuller’s other diagnostic, cultural-critical essays, Good Thoughts in Worse Times and others among them. Readers have taken comfort in Fuller’s words in days of conflict and strife.

Kathleen O’Bannon
CCEL Staff