Visual History of the English Bible The Tumultuous Tale of the World's Bestselling Book

ISBN-10: 080101316X
ISBN-13: 9780801013164
Edition: 2008
Authors: Donald L. Brake
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Description: With a full color layout and over one hundred illustrations, A Visual History of the English Bible covers the fascinating journey of the Bible from the pulpit to the people. Renowned biblical scholar Donald L. Brake invites readers to explore the  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Baker Books
Publication date: 9/15/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.2

With a full color layout and over one hundred illustrations, A Visual History of the English Bible covers the fascinating journey of the Bible from the pulpit to the people. Renowned biblical scholar Donald L. Brake invites readers to explore the process of transformation from medieval manuscripts to the contemporary translations of our day. Along the way, readers will meet many heroes of the faithmen and women who preserved and published the Scriptures, often at risk of their own lives. From Wycliffe and Tyndale to King Henry VIII and the Geneva Bible, from the Bishops Bible and the King James Version to the American Revolution and the Civil War, this tumultuous tale is history come alive. This book is perfect for history buffs, bibliophiles, and anyone interested in the colorful account of the worlds most popular book.

Illustrations
Introduction
Ancient Bibles: The Triumph of Beauty, the Tyranny of Power
He Dared to Act: John Wycliffe and the Bible in English
The Man of the Millennium: The Triumph of the Press over the Quill
He Dared to Take a Stand: The Monk Becomes a Knight
The Fire of Devotion: The Plowman Reads the Bible
A Political Pastor Struggles in Exile: The Pastor Survives and His Psalms Endure
A Royal Court Intrigue: The First "Authorized" Bible
Theology Influences Bible Versions: Notes to Aid the Reader
The Clergy's Version: A Bible Longing for an Audience
The Catholic Church Responds: From Sacred Latin to Vulgar English
A Royal Translation: Splendors of the Stuart Court
The King's Bible Revised: From King James to Queen Victoria
The Source for English Translations: The Battle for a Standard Greek Text
The Bible in America: At War and Peace
The Bible as Bestseller: "As Wide as the Waters Be"
The People Triumph: The Bible for All Seasons
Conclusion
Acknowledgments
A Visual Glossary
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Scripture Index
General Index

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