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Appeared in: Volume 9, Number 3
Published on: December 19, 2013
A Man After Sixty Seasons

The life of Thomas More, as cast in literary amber in both Britain and America, has remarkable appeal to diverse audiences with incommensurate passions.

Jonathan B. Imber is Jean Glasscock Professor of Sociology at Wellesley College and editor-in-chief of Society.
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  • Anthony

    A Man for All Seasons has provided stellar drama and definite human context. But, Sir Thomas More lived a complex life (persecuting religious heretics/raids on Hanseatic merchants, Speaker of Lower House/Chancellor, Counselor to King/Husband-Father-Martyr). Far from a religious personage and icon of moral rectitude, Thomas More has been a historical figure (England and beyond) and, despite all its deserved recognition, A Man for All Seasons has provided only a silhouette – an indelible one nevertheless.

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