Ecclesia and Pornapolis: Two Churches, Two Women

  • Megan L. Hickerson


When Foxe began the Acts and Monuments project, his goal was to do more than chronicle the suffering of the true church and its martyrs. His principal purpose was to use history to prove the identity of the Roman Catholic Church as a false church, and its members and institutions as the body of Antichrist. The Acts and Monuments, therefore, while a history of the true church, is also, and more, a history of its opposite, the false church. It is, however, history unfinished: its end is yet to come. As prophesied in the Book of Revelation, it will end with Christ’s return to earth, his victory over Antichrist, his final judgement of humanity and his marital union with the New Jerusalem, the eternal heavenly city.


Corporate Body Marital Union Church History Marital Fidelity Roman Church 
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