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In the morning, Thomas Cranmer’s famous ‘Commonplaces’ took center stage. A look at the ‘Bishops’ Book’ and the ‘King’s Book’ prepared for the study of Cranmer’s personal collection of theological material which will be made available in print in the coming years by Ashley Null. Starting with the manuscript and its transcription, selected passages on scriptural authority were read together. Against the background of the ‘Bishops’ Book’ and the ‘King’s Book’ it became clear that Cranmer turned early and decisively to the Reformation and underpinned this with his biblical and patristic scholarship. In the afternoon, this turn to the Reformation and its gradual implementation was illustrated by comparing the two versions of the ‘Book of Common Prayer’ of 1549 and 1552. The comparative view of the English Reformation was concluded by a look at the Marian Exiles and the Elizabethan Settlement.