PDF KINDLE Wide As the Waters: The Story of the English Bible and the Revolution ¾ Join or create book clubs


Wide As the Waters: The Story of the English Bible and the Revolution

Read & download ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Þ Join or create book clubs Summary ¸ Wide As the Waters: The Story of the English Bible and the Revolution 108 Join or create book clubs Þ 8 Free read Ster the spirit of inuiry through reading and reflection This in turn accelerated the growth of commercial printing and the proliferation of books Once people were free to interpret the word of God according to the light of their own understanding they began to uestion the authority of their inherited institutions both religious and secular This led to reformation within the Church and to the rise of constitutional government in England and the end of the divine right of kings England fought a Civil War in the light and shadow of such concepts and by them confirmed the Glorious Revolution of 1688 In time the new world of ideas that the English Bible helped inspire spread across the Atlantic to America and eventually like Wycliffes sea borne scattered ashes all the world over as wide as the waters be Wide as the Waters is a story about a crucial epoch in the history of Christianity about the English language and society and about a book that changed the course of human events. Nicely written and seamlessly weaves together the political history and the religious history of the English bible Fascinating on both sides I had no idea how thoroughly the two were woven together The book also gives poetry its due with side by side comparisons of different translations And who ever thought that a COMMITTEE could improve the poetry

Read & download ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Þ Join or create book clubs

Read & download ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Þ Join or create book clubs Summary ¸ Wide As the Waters: The Story of the English Bible and the Revolution 108 Join or create book clubs Þ 8 Free read Ind his own true faith the plaything of his kingIn 1604 a committee of fifty four scholars the flower of Oxford and Cambridge collaborated on the new translation for King James Their collective expertise in biblical languages and related fields has probably never been matched and the translation they produced substantially based on the earlier work of Wycliffe Tyndale and others would shape English literature and speech for centuries As the great English historian Macaulay wrote of their version If everything else in our language should perish it alone would suffice to show the extent of its beauty and power To this day its common expressions such as labor of love lick the dust a thorn in the flesh the root of all evil the fat of the land the sweat of thy brow to cast pearls before swine and the shadow of death are heard in everyday speechThe impact of the English Bible on law and society was profound It gave every literate person access to the sacred text which helped to fo. Wide as the Waters is the fascinating story of the struggle to produce a Bible in the English language during the Reformation era Short biographies of John Wycliffe William Tyndale Miles Coverdale etal are impressive because they show the strength and determination these men had They were literally taking their lives in their hands when they dared to challenge the official Church s doctrinal line Parallel translations included in the text demonstrate how profound doctrinal differences between Catholic and Protestant could develop over the translation or mistranslation of a word or two Bobrick provides some fascinating material on the men who worked on the various translations not only those already well known but also on the hitherto almost anonymous such as the committee members who created the Authorized or King James Version of 1611As the struggle for an English Bible continued the notion of challenging the Official Version of things spread from religious to governmental matters and the push to reform the English Church led to the push to reform English government That in turn led to the American push to end English control over the colonies That insight alone makes the book well worth the price

Join or create book clubs Þ 8 Free read

Read & download ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Þ Join or create book clubs Summary ¸ Wide As the Waters: The Story of the English Bible and the Revolution 108 Join or create book clubs Þ 8 Free read Next to the Bible itself the English Bible was and is the most influential book ever published The most famous of all English Bibles the King James Version was the culmination of centuries of work by various translators from John Wycliffe the fourteenth century catalyst of English Bible translation to the committee of scholars who collaborated on the King James translation Wide as the Waters examines the life and work of Wycliffe and recounts the tribulations of his successors including William Tyndale who was martyred Miles Coverdale and others who came to bitter ends It traces the story of the English Bible through the tumultuous reigns of Henry VIII Edward VI Mary Tudor and Elizabeth I a time of fierce contest between Catholics and Protes tants in England as the struggle to establish a vernacular Bible was fought among competing factions In the course of that struggle Sir Thomas More later made a Catholic saint helped orchestrate the assault on the English Bible only to f. Just a great story of the perils of uestioning the authority of established political power the kings and ueens of Europe and the established Church Tells how steep a price was paid to simply translate the Bible into the vernacular and how doing this led to the thinking that developed parliamentary powers in England and the US Declaration of Independence and US Constitution Wonderful comparisons of scripture from the different early English translations of the Bible

  • Paperback
  • null
  • Wide As the Waters: The Story of the English Bible and the Revolution
  • Join or create book clubs
  • en
  • 05 January 2020
  • null

8 thoughts on “PDF KINDLE Wide As the Waters: The Story of the English Bible and the Revolution ¾ Join or create book clubs

  1. says: Join or create book clubs Þ 8 Free read Read & download ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Þ Join or create book clubs PDF KINDLE Wide As the Waters: The Story of the English Bible and the Revolution ¾ Join or create book clubs

    PDF KINDLE Wide As the Waters: The Story of the English Bible and the Revolution ¾ Join or create book clubs Join or create book clubs Þ 8 Free read The English Bible has had a greater influence on the Western world than any other document It is important to understand how this translation came to be It was a very difficult process costing the lives of many good people before th

  2. says: PDF KINDLE Wide As the Waters: The Story of the English Bible and the Revolution ¾ Join or create book clubs Join or create book clubs Þ 8 Free read Characters Wide As the Waters: The Story of the English Bible and the Revolution

    PDF KINDLE Wide As the Waters: The Story of the English Bible and the Revolution ¾ Join or create book clubs Read & download ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Þ Join or create book clubs Characters Wide As the Waters: The Story of the English Bible and the Revolution Just a great story of the perils of uestioning the authority of established political power the kings and ueens of Europe and the established Church Tells how steep a price was paid to simply translate the Bible into the ve

  3. says: PDF KINDLE Wide As the Waters: The Story of the English Bible and the Revolution ¾ Join or create book clubs

    PDF KINDLE Wide As the Waters: The Story of the English Bible and the Revolution ¾ Join or create book clubs Characters Wide As the Waters: The Story of the English Bible and the Revolution Wide as the Waters is the fascinating story of the struggle to produce a Bible in the English language during the Reforma

  4. says: PDF KINDLE Wide As the Waters: The Story of the English Bible and the Revolution ¾ Join or create book clubs

    Characters Wide As the Waters: The Story of the English Bible and the Revolution PDF KINDLE Wide As the Waters: The Story of the English Bible and the Revolution ¾ Join or create book clubs Read & download ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Þ Join or create book clubs A most readable and enjoyable account of the evolution of the Bible in English What I found most interesting was the description of how the English language was evolving from a collection of dialects into a standardized language aided by the innovation of moveable type for the printing press The Bible and related texts

  5. says: PDF KINDLE Wide As the Waters: The Story of the English Bible and the Revolution ¾ Join or create book clubs

    PDF KINDLE Wide As the Waters: The Story of the English Bible and the Revolution ¾ Join or create book clubs Read & download ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Þ Join or create book clubs Fascinating premise the Bible and The New Testament translated into vernacular language accessible to common men English ultimately gave the Western World the idea of euality of man leading to the English Glorious Revolution Democracy and the American RevolutionThis short 297 page history of the translation of the bible f

  6. says: Read & download ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Þ Join or create book clubs Join or create book clubs Þ 8 Free read Characters Wide As the Waters: The Story of the English Bible and the Revolution

    Read & download ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Þ Join or create book clubs Join or create book clubs Þ 8 Free read PDF KINDLE Wide As the Waters: The Story of the English Bible and the Revolution ¾ Join or create book clubs Nicely written and seamlessly weaves together the political history and the religious history of the English bible Fascinating on both sides I had no idea how thoroughly the two were woven together The book also gi

  7. says: Read & download ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Þ Join or create book clubs Join or create book clubs Þ 8 Free read PDF KINDLE Wide As the Waters: The Story of the English Bible and the Revolution ¾ Join or create book clubs

    PDF KINDLE Wide As the Waters: The Story of the English Bible and the Revolution ¾ Join or create book clubs Join or create book clubs Þ 8 Free read Read & download ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Þ Join or create book clubs A very handy work for comparing various early versions of the bible and excellent for explaining the popularity of the King James version Not as good as explaining the political and religious implications of an English version of the bible

  8. says: PDF KINDLE Wide As the Waters: The Story of the English Bible and the Revolution ¾ Join or create book clubs

    PDF KINDLE Wide As the Waters: The Story of the English Bible and the Revolution ¾ Join or create book clubs Wide as the Waters details how the Authorized version of the Holy Bible came into being and the influence had on not only the people of the British Isles but of all parts of the world that were part of the empire This bib

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *