The introduction carefully establishes the historical, religious, social, and cultural contexts out of which the work was born. It also provides details about Roye's life, other works, and commitment to the Reformist cause. The text of the catechism is accompanied by an extensive and detailed commentary which provides readers with clear readings for difficult passages, it established a theological context for ideas expressed in the text and provides analogous readings from other early Reformation tracts and glosses all the biblical citations and allusions.
The Brefe Dialoge will be of value to students and scholars interested in the history, theory, and literature of the early English Reformation period.
Bruce Krajewski is Associate Professor of English at Laurentian University. Douglas H. Parker is a professor emeritus in the Department of English at Laurentian University.