Lay Bibles in Europe 1450-1800

Lay Bibles in Europe 1450-1800


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Lay Bibles in Europe 1450-1800 by AA den Hollander

This volume contains the proceedings of an international conference entitled Lay Bibles in Europe 1450-1800. The conference took place in Amsterdam in April 2004 and was organized by Biblia sacra, a joint Dutch-Flemish research group. The clamor for Bibles in the vernacular flourished within lay renewal movements of the late 14th century, including groups like the Brethren and Sisters of the Common Life. In the early 16th century, humanists like Erasmus and Lefevre d'Etaples stimulated vernacular Bible reading. As the Protestant Reformation became established, lay Bibles were produced on a large scale. In reaction to this development, Catholic theologians issued 'orthodox' Bible translations in various vernaculars based on the Vulgate. In sum, from the 15th to the 18th century, editions from various confessional or ideological backgrounds appeared throughout Western Europe. Of course, the invention and spread of the printing press greatly enhanced the distribution of these editions. The essays collected in this volume approach Lay Bibles in Europe 1450-1800 from various perspectives, including the history of books, art history and church history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789042917859
Publisher: Peeters Publishing
Publication date: 12/01/2006
Series: Bibliotheca Ephemeridum Theologicarum Lovaniensium Series , #198
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.50(h) x 3.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface     VII
Gerhard Zerbolt von Zutphen und die Laienbibel   Nikolaus Staubach     3
Fifteenth-Century Book Illustrations and Their Makers: The Relation of a Cycle of Woodcut Illustrations of the Life of Christ with a Series of Painted Miniatures in a Handwritten Book of Prayers   Hinke Bakker     27
Erasme, Lefevre d'Etaples et la lecture de la Bible en langue vulgaire   Guy Bedouelle     55
Vernacular Bible Reading and Censorship in Early Sixteenth Century: The Position of the Louvain Theologians   Wim Francois     69
Under the Sign of Thau: The Bible and the Dutch Radical Reformation   Piet Visser     97
The Illustrations of the Unpublished Giolito Bible   Chris Coppens   Angela Nuovo     119
The Album of Jean Mes: The Visual Biblical Culture of a Merchant in Lille ca. 1590   Vanessa Selbach     143
Reina's Vision of a Truly Reformed Ministry: A Reconstruction   Rady Roldan-Figueroa     159
Pictures for the People? Bible Illustrations and Their Audience   Peter van der Coelen     185
Bible for the Living Room: The Dutch Bible in the Seventeenth Century   Frits G.M. Broeyer     207
Bible Reading and Pietism in the Dutch Reformed Tradition   Fred vanLieburg     223
Die Zusammenarbeit zwischen Johannes Enschede (Haarlem) und Christian von Mechel (Basel): Ein Beispiel europaischer Buchkultur am Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts   August den Hollander     247
A French Bible Produced in the Netherlands: La Sainte Bible par David Martin, pasteur Wallon a Utrecht (1707)   Freek R.J. Knetsch     279
Bible Bibliography
Biblia Sacra: A Bibliography of Bibles Printed in Belgium and the Netherlands   Mark Aalderink   Gwendolyn Verbraak     299
Looking Back, Looking Forward: Reflections on French Bible Bibliography   Bettye Chambers     319
Collecting and Cataloguing Bibles   Eberhard Zwink     329
Index of Biblical References     345
Old Testament     345
New Testament     346
Index of Names     348
Historical Names     348
Modern Authors     353
List of Illustrations     359

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