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[Benson Bobrick] Wide As the Waters: The Story of the English Bible and the Revolution [rabbits Book] eBook

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download Wide As the Waters: The Story of the English Bible and the Revolution characters ê Wide As the Waters: The Story of the English Bible and the Revolution Benson Bobrick ¹ 7 read & download 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 C

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

download Wide As the Waters: The Story of the English Bible and the Revolution characters ê Wide As the Waters: The Story of the English Bible and the Revolution Benson Bobrick ¹ 7 read & download 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 s

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download Wide As the Waters: The Story of the English Bible and the Revolution characters ê Wide As the Waters: The Story of the English Bible and the Revolution Benson Bobrick ¹ 7 read & download 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. 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 lead

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  • Wide As the Waters: The Story of the English Bible and the Revolution
  • Benson Bobrick
  • English
  • 09 January 2017
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