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A History of the English Bible as Literature
     

A History of the English Bible as Literature

by Norton David, David Norton
 

ISBN-10: 0521771404

ISBN-13: 9780521771405

Pub. Date: 11/01/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

A History of the English Bible as Literature (revised and condensed from the author's acclaimed History of the Bible as Literature CUP, 1993) explores five hundred years of religious and literary ideas. At its heart is the story of how the King James Bible went from being mocked as English writing to being "unsurpassed in the entire range of literature." It studies

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A History of the English Bible as Literature (revised and condensed from the author's acclaimed History of the Bible as Literature CUP, 1993) explores five hundred years of religious and literary ideas. At its heart is the story of how the King James Bible went from being mocked as English writing to being "unsurpassed in the entire range of literature." It studies the Bible translators, writers such as Milton and Bunyan who contributed so much to our sense of the Bible, and a fascinating range of critics and commentators.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521771405
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/01/2008
Series:
A History of the Bible as Literature Series
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
524
Sales rank:
990,935
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.30(d)
Lexile:
1450L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

1. Creators of English; 2. From the Great Bible to the Rheims-Douai Bible: arguments about language; 3. The King James Bible; 4. Literary implications of Bible presentation; 5. The struggle for acceptance; 6. The Psalter in verse and poetry; 7. The eloquentest book in the world'; 8. Writers and the Bible 1: Milton and Bunyan; 9. The early eighteenth century and the KJB; 10. Mid-century; 11. The critical rise of the KJB; 12. Writers and the Bible 2: the Romantics; 13. Literary discussion to mid-victorian times; 14. The revised version; 15. 'The Bible as literature'; 16. The later reputation of the KJB; 17. The New English Bible.

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