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A Dialogue of Comfort Against Tribulation

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To express some of his inner thoughts while awaiting his execution in 1535 for refusing to betray his faith, More created this fictional dialogue between a 16th century Hungarian, Vincent, and Anthony, his dying uncle.
Paperback, 318 pages
Published December 31st 1998 by Scepter Publishers (first published 1534)
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Joseph R.
May 31, 2012 Joseph R. rated it it was ok
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After receiving a smart phone for Christmas, I decided to join the Kindle ranks and downloaded the Android Kindle app. Browsing around for free stuff to start with, I check what was available from Thomas More, a favorite author and saint. For the past two Lents I've read his The Sadness of Christ and have found it greatly edifying. Figuring the Dialogue would be similar, I was excited to start reading it in Lent after re-reading his other work.

The book is written as a dialogue where two
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Inna Shpitzberg
Apr 14, 2011 Inna Shpitzberg marked it as to-read
"The Dialogue of Comfort justifies its title; it overflows with kindliness and humour and the beautiful self-mockery of old age aware of its own garrulity and its own limitations. The 'merry tales' are here in abundance, the old medieval jokes about women, so stale in themselves yet, after all, so amusingly handled, and so touching when we remember the hard road which they are now helping the author to travel. In a slightly different vein the longer story of a false alarm in war ( ii. 12) is adm ...more
Steve
Mar 07, 2009 Steve rated it it was amazing
A must read for every Catholic. I don’t know why this book is not recommend reading for everyone when they come of age! I would place this book in the top 20 that every person should read. The wise council given by St. Thomas More would give comfort to many who are suffering through pain, temptation, and persecution. If one wants to know how we should give and receive comfort in times of tribulation, one need look no further than this book.
Dan Flaherty
I hate to give the book only a 2, but being from a different era it was just tough to follow. Love ya St. Thomas, just had a hard time with this one. :-)
Jim
Jul 19, 2015 Jim marked it as to-read
This dude is my ancestor. I think I should read something of his.
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One of the best books I have ever read!
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Sir Thomas More (/ˈmɔːr/; 7 February 1478 – 6 July 1535), venerated by Catholics as Saint Thomas More, was an English lawyer, social philosopher, author, statesman and noted Renaissance humanist. He was also a councillor to Henry VIII, and Lord High Chancellor of England from October 1529 to 16 May 1532.

More opposed the Protestant Reformation, in particular the theology of Martin Luther and Willia
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