By Donald L. Brake

With a whole colour format and over 100 illustrations, a visible heritage of the English Bible covers the attention-grabbing trip of the Bible from the pulpit to the folks. popular biblical pupil Donald L. Brake invitations readers to discover the method of transformation from medieval manuscripts to the modern translations of our day. alongside the best way, readers will meet many heroes of the faith--men and ladies who preserved and released the Scriptures, frequently vulnerable to their very own lives. From Wycliffe and Tyndale to King Henry VIII and the Geneva Bible, from the Bishop's Bible and the King James model to the yank Revolution and the Civil battle, this tumultuous story is historical past come alive. This ebook is ideal for heritage buffs, bibliophiles, and somebody drawn to the colourful account of the world's most well liked ebook.

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They were either not in the laity's language, or they were too expensive to purchase. The use of the Bible by the poor was not possible until the end of the fourteenth century. Sarcastically called "poor men's" Bibles, these simply written books in the common language with very little adornment fed the hungry soul. The Bible exclusively reserved for the clergy and wealthy was about to end. We now turn to the man who changed all of that for all time. Ancient Bibles 2 He Dared to Act John Wycliffe and the Bible in English A ll day a soft rain had followed him across the English countryside, his walking stick tapping out a song of progress, encouraging his aching joints to keep the rhythm.

Scholasticism—a Christian theology developed by scholars early in the medieval period of European history based on Scriptures and the writings of patristic fathers—started about AD 1050 and continued slowly over the next three hundred years. It found a home in cathedrals and monastic schools, which later formed the curriculum in universities. Religious influences naturally led to learning in theology rather than scientific studies. The "Doctorate" was the gold standard of education and a mark of authority and knowledge.

Endeavored by doctrine of Holy Church, devising—to fill up the measure of his malice—the expedient of a new translation of the Scriptures into the mother tongue. "19 Some scholars attribute the N e w Testament directly to the work of Wye liffe. Conrad Lindberg, a recognized scholar of the Wycliffe Bible, writes: I think it is reasonable to assume that Wycliffe undertook to translate the New Testament himself (with or without helpers) and left the Old Testament to one or more of his disciples.

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