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This dissertation is a study of the theological thought of Robert Barnes and William Tyndale, English Protestant reformers and martyrs during the reign of Henry VIII. It is based on the published works of both reformers and explores their beliefs on the topics of authority, God and man, salvation, the Church and the state — the major areas of doctrinal controversy in the Reformation era. This work is intended to demonstrate conclusively that Barnes and Tyndale were deeply influenced by Martin Luther in their understanding of Christian dogma. In each of the doctrinal subjects dtscussed the writings of Luther have been used as the standard to which the thought of Barnes and Tyndale are compared. It is the conclusion of the author that his subjects must be regarded primarily as Protestant reformers of a decidedly Lutheran inclination rather than as Erasmian humanists, as some recent interpreters have suggested.