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In Discordance with the Scriptures American Protestant Battles over Translating the Bible

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ISBN-10: 019515228X

ISBN-13: 9780195152289

Edition: 2002

Authors: Peter J. Thuesen

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The story of the translation of the Bible in America begins with the King James Version. In fact, many Americans thought of the KJV as the foundational text of the Republic, rather than a cultural inheritance from Anglican Britain. In the nineteenth century, however, as new editions of the Greek New Testament appeared, scholars increasingly recognized significant errors and inconsistencies in the KJV. This soon 1ed to the Bible revision movement, whose goal was the uniting of all English-speaking Protestants behind one new, improved version of the Bible. Ironically, as Peter Thuesen shows in this fascinating history, the revision movement in fact resulted in a vast proliferation of English…    
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List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/23/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 250
Size: 6.06" wide x 9.17" long x 0.74" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Introduction: Sharper than Any Two-Edged Sword: The Bible in Modern American Protestantism
The Blood of the Martyr: History, Hagiography, and the Consecration of the English Bible
Coronation of ""King Truth"": Bible Revision and Late Nineteenth-Century Imagination
Scripture for the Ecumenical Church: Liberal Protestants and the Making of the RSV Bible
The Great RSV Controversy: Bible-Burning, Red-Hunting, and the Strange Specter of Unholy Scripture
The Virgin Text: Evangelicals and Liberals in the Quest for an Undefiled Book
Epilogue: Virginity Lost, Virginity Regained? Translation and Scripturalism since 1965