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Visual History of the English Bible: The Tumultuous Tale of the World's Bestselling Book
     

Visual History of the English Bible: The Tumultuous Tale of the World's Bestselling Book

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by Donald L. Brake
 

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ISBN-10: 080101316X

ISBN-13: 2900801013163

Pub. Date: 09/15/2008

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

Dozens of English Translations of the Bible are available today, but Scripture was not always so easy to obtain. Donald L. Brake invites you to discover the tumultuous tale of how the Bible was transformed from medieval manuscripts read only by clergy to a bestseller widely available in contemporary languages.

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Dozens of English Translations of the Bible are available today, but Scripture was not always so easy to obtain. Donald L. Brake invites you to discover the tumultuous tale of how the Bible was transformed from medieval manuscripts read only by clergy to a bestseller widely available in contemporary languages.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900801013163
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/15/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352

Table of Contents


Illustrations 9 Introduction 21
1 Ancient Bibles: The Triumph of Beauty, the Tyranny of Power 25
2 He Dared to Act: John Wycliffe and the Bible in English 45
3 The Man of the Millennium: The Triumph of the Press over the Quill 67
4 He Dared to Take a Stand: The Monk Becomes a Knight 83
5 The Fire of Devotion: The Plowman Reads the Bible 91
6 A Political Pastor Struggles in Exile: The Pastor Survives and His Psalms Endure 111
7 A Royal Court Intrigue: The First "Authorized" Bible 125
8 Theology Influences Bible Versions: Notes to Aid the Reader 143
9 The Clergy's Version: A Bible Longing for an Audience 161
10 The Catholic Church Responds: From Sacred Latin to Vulgar English 171
11 A Royal Translation: Splendors of the Stuart Court 183
12 The King's Bible Revised: From King James to Queen Victoria 205
13 The Source for English Translations: The Battle for a Standard Greek Text 225
14 The Bible in America: At War and Peace 249
15 The Bible as Bestseller: "As Wide as the Waters Be" 265
16 The People Triumph: The Bible for All Seasons 283 Conclusion 297 Acknowledgments 299 A Visual Glossary 303 Notes 319 Selected Bibliography 333 Scripture Index 341 General Index 343

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Visual History of the English Bible: The Tumultuous Tale of the World's Bestselling Book 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was given as a gift, and I hope the one who received it appreciated it - I did have a small problem when I tried to cancen an order that I made last week, and could not cancel it once the order was made - my attempt to save you postage were to no avail - I returned it to your brick and mortar store and save the return postage that way -

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