Thomas More

  1. English statesman who opposed Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon and was imprisoned and beheaded; recalled for his concept of Utopia, the ideal state
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  • You will recall the undignified use Sir Thomas More would have us put it to, and how there was no money at all in the Republic of Plato, and in that later community for which he wrote his Laws an iron coinage of austere appearance and doubtful efficacy .... A Modern Utopia
  • I will, however,just comment that a sort of "clericalist" mindset, which is always a danger within the Church and about which Chaucer, for example, is scathing, and also Thomas More some centuries later was particularly strong in the first half of the 20th century for various reasons. The word "Westminster"...
  • After this, Ackroyd notes, and applauds, ‘that vernacular straightforwardness… from Beowulf to the works of Sir Thomas More’.
  • It was Sir Thomas More who thrust the words Utopia and Utopian into the canon of modern language.
  • St. Thomas More could not say "yes" to the king's actions in Renaissance England; Archbishop Oscar Romero, the American churchwomen and Jesuit priests could not leave the poor with whom they worked in El Salvador in the 1980s; the Trappist monks in Algeria could not desert a poor and oppressed village that had come to depend upon them. Rev. James Martin, S.J.: The Best Movie On Faith I Have Ever Seen
  • Sir Thomas More is remembered today as the author of Utopia.
  • It's all very splendid and traditional - judges in red robes, full-bottomed wigs etc - and the Cardinal preached very well, about St Thomas More, citing him as an inspiration for lawyers today faced with laws that do not dovetail with the ethical principles of the Gospels, and urging that his courage and prudence were good examples to follow. The Red Mass...
  • On the way to work this morning I noticed the statue of Sir Thomas More sitting in his nice waterfront gardens in Chelsea.
  • The cathedral of St Thomas More in Arlington, Virginia, was packed with mourners for her funeral.
  • Whether he is writing about the Renaissance necromancer John Dee or the religious visions of Thomas More, Ackroyd energetically reanimates his historical personages, and insists their spectres are still tangible here and now.
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