The behavior of any bureaucratic organization can best be understood by assuming that it is controlled by a secret cabal of its enemies. — Robert Conquest

George Hodges
GEORGE HODGES (1856 - 1919)

Saints and Heroes

Author: George Hodges
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company, New York
Dates: 1912

This two volume series provides a very good survey of many of the most important religious heroes in Christian history. The first volume covers some of the best known saints who lived before teh reformation. Included are many of the fathers of the church, such as Athanasius, Ambrose, Jerome, and Augustine of Hippo, as well as early mediaeval saints such as Hildebrand, Becket, and Francis of Assisi.

Almost all of the heroes in the second volume, from Luther to Wesley, are heroes of the Protestant, rather than the Catholic Church; Sir Thomas More, and Ignatius Loyola being the sole Catholics. In addition to Theologians, such as Luther, Calvin, and Knox, other Protestant heroes include William the Silent, Coligny, Cromwell, Brewster and John Bunyan.

Saints and Heroes to the End of the Middle Ages   by George Hodges   69 credits
An excellent introduction to the history of the church through portraits of twenty of the most important saints and heroes of the faith from the third century A.D. to the time of the Reformation. Includes Cyprian, Athanasius, Ambrose, Chrysostom, Jerome, Augustine, Benedict, Gregory the Great, Columba, Charlemagne, Hildebrand, Anselm, Bernard, Becket, Langton, Dominic, Francis, Wycliffe, Hus, and Savonarola.

Saints and Heroes Since the Middle Ages   by George Hodges   76 credits
This collection includes the life stories of fourteen saints and faith heroes who lived after the reformation. All made extraordinary contributions to their own faith traditions. They include Luther, Thomas More, Loyola, Cranmer, Calvin, Knox, Coligny, William the Silent, Brewster, Laud, Cromwell, Bunyan, and Wesley.