Summary Book Review Church, Monarch, and Bible in Sixteenth Century England by Roland H. Worth:
Download or read book Church, Monarch, and Bible in Sixteenth Century England written by Roland H. Worth and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2000-01-01 with total page 202 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The King James Version of the Bible is seldom viewed as a radical text, yet the history of English Bible translation in the sixteenth century, culminating in the now-familiar King James Version, is a complex one, revealing that Bible translation did not occur in a vacuum but within a web of politics, shifting religious pressures and repressions. The struggle to translate the Bible into English is here examined within the political context of the age. Emphasis is placed upon the varying royal policies and how these resulted in policy swings and the subsequent encouragement or discouragement of religious change and new Bible translations. The book is arranged chronologically, spanning the changing environments for Bible translation under Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary, Elizabeth I, and James, who varied from forbidding such translations to encouraging them. A bibliography and index are included.
Summary Book Review Scripture and Scholarship in Early Modern England by Nicholas Keene:
Download or read book Scripture and Scholarship in Early Modern England written by Nicholas Keene and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-03-02 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Bible is the single most influential text in Western culture, yet the history of biblical scholarship in early modern England has yet to be written. There have been many publications in the last quarter of a century on heterodoxy, particularly concentrating on the emergence of new sects in the mid-seventeenth century and the perceived onslaught on the clerical establishment by freethinkers and Deists in the late-seventeenth and early-eighteenth century. However, the study of orthodoxy has languished far behind. This volume of complementary essays will be the first to embrace orthodox and heterodox treatments of scripture, and in the process question, challenge and redefine what historians mean when they use these terms. The collection will dispel the myth that a critical engagement with sacred texts was the preserve of radical figures: anti-scripturists, Quakers, Deists and freethinkers. For while the work of these people was significant, it formed only part of a far broader debate incorporating figures from across the theological spectrum engaging in a shared discourse. To explore this discourse, scholars have been drawn together from across the fields of history, theology and literary criticism. Areas of investigation include the inspiration, textual integrity and historicity of scriptural texts, the relative authority of canon and apocrypha, prophecy, the comparative merits of texts in different ancient languages, developing tools of critical scholarship, utopian and moral interpretations of scripture and how scholars read the Bible. Through a study of the interrelated themes of orthodoxy and heterodoxy, print culture and the public sphere, and the theory and practice of textual interpretation, our understanding of the histories of religion, theology, scholarship and reading in seventeenth-century England will be enhanced.
Author :Douglas A. Sweeney Publisher :Oxford University Press, USA Release Date :2015-11-20 ISBN 10 :9780199793228 Pages :416 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.9/5 (322 users download)
Summary Book Review Edwards the Exegete by Douglas A. Sweeney:
Download or read book Edwards the Exegete written by Douglas A. Sweeney and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2015-11-20 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Scholars have long recognized that Jonathan Edwards loved the Bible, but preoccupation with his roles in Western "public" life and letters has eclipsed the significance of his biblical exegesis. In Edwards the Exegete, Douglas A. Sweeney fills this lacuna, exploring Edwards' exegesis and its significance for Christian thought and intellectual history. As Sweeney shows, throughout Edwards' life the lion's share of his time was spent wrestling with the words of holy writ. After reconstructing Edwards' lost exegetical world and describing his place within it, Sweeney summarizes his four main approaches to the Bible-canonical, Christological, redemptive-historical, and pedagogical-and analyzes his work on selected biblical themes that illustrate these four approaches, focusing on material emblematic of Edwards' larger interests as a scholar. Sweeney compares Edwards' work to that of his most frequent interlocutors and places it in the context of the history of exegesis, challenging commonly held notions about the state of Christianity in the age of the Enlightenment. Edwards the Exegete offers a novel guide to the theologian's exegetical work, clearing a path that other specialists are sure to follow. Sweeney's significant reassessment of Edwards' place in the Enlightenment makes a major contribution to Edwards studies, eighteenth-century studies, the history of exegesis, the theological interpretation of Scripture, and homiletics.
Summary Book Review Reformation Thought by Alister E. McGrath:
Download or read book Reformation Thought written by Alister E. McGrath and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2012-03-19 with total page 326 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reformation Thought, 4th edition offers an ideal introduction to the central ideas of the European reformations for students of theology and history. Written by the bestselling author and renowned theologian, Alister McGrath, this engaging guide is accessible to students with no prior knowledge of Christian theology. This new edition of a classic text has been updated throughout with the very latest scholarship Includes greater coverage of the Catholic reformation, the counter-reformation, and the impact of women on the reformation Explores the core ideas and issues of the reformation in terms that can be easily understood by those new to the field Student-friendly features include images, updated bibliographies, a glossary, and a chronology of political and historical ideas This latest edition retains all the features which made the previous editions so popular with readers, while McGrath's revisions have ensured it remains the essential student guide to the subject.
Summary Book Review Printing, Power, and Piety by Brad C. Pardue:
Download or read book Printing, Power, and Piety written by Brad C. Pardue and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2012-08-27 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the important implications of printed vernacular appeals to a nascent public by the reformer William Tyndale, by religious conservatives such as Thomas More, and by Henry VIII’s regime in the volatile early years of the English Reformation.
Summary Book Review Elenchus of Biblica by Robert Althann:
Download or read book Elenchus of Biblica written by Robert Althann and published by Gregorian Biblical BookShop. This book was released on 2003 with total page 928 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review The Text of the Bible by David S. New:
Download or read book The Text of the Bible written by David S. New and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2013-04-26 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For 2000 years the Bible has provided evidence and witness for the beliefs of three major world religions. Some consider the Bible dangerous, while others have died for it, but the response to the Bible is always passionate. This book relates the story of such passions, from the Roman Empire to the present. It is a story primarily about individuals, the drama of their lives woven into the tapestry of their times: barbarian invasions, Black Death, Waldensian heresy, the pageantry of medieval romance, the debauchery of the medieval Vatican, the spirit of the Renaissance, the tradition of monk and scholar. All of these historical currents influenced the text—now corrupted and distorted and existing in a confusing number of versions. This book tells how today’s Bible came to be what it is and provides an understanding of the richness of its text.
Summary Book Review Biblical Studies on the Internet by Roland H. Worth, Jr.:
Download or read book Biblical Studies on the Internet written by Roland H. Worth, Jr. and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2008-09-18 with total page 392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The new edition includes more than 4,800 resources available at more than 10,000 Internet sites that provide information on a range of biblical study topics including Bible translations in English and other languages, audio translations of the Bible in English and other languages, commentaries, dictionaries, and other resource materials including ones in Greek, Hebrew and other ancient languages. The author also has adopted a new method of referencing and cataloging the most widely used web pages to facilitate a major expansion of resources without increasing the physical length of the book itself. In cases when ten or more resources are listed on a single web page, the author has assigned the web page a three-digit code. The code is used to identify this web page as a major resource within the main text, while any needed instructions for use of the site are cross-referenced separately in the final chapter. In adopting this concise method, the author was able to add hundreds of additional or updated web resources, a surprising number of which can be downloaded onto a hard drive for immediate and continued use.
Summary Book Review Women's Worlds in Seventeenth Century England by Patricia Crawford:
Download or read book Women's Worlds in Seventeenth Century England written by Patricia Crawford and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-07-24 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Women's Worlds in England presents a unique collection of source materials on women's lives in sixteenth and seventeenth century England. The book introduces a wonderfully diverse group of women and a series of voices that have rarely been heard in history, from Deborah Brackley, a poor Devon servant, to Katharine Whitstone, Oliver Cromwell's sister, and Queen Anne. Drawing on unpublished, archival materials, Women's Worlds explores the everyday lives of ordinary early modern women, including their: * experiences of work, sex, marriage and motherhood * beliefs and spirituality * political activities * relationships * mental worlds In a time when few women could write, this book reveals the multitude of ways in which their voices and experiences leave traces in the written record, and deepens and challenges our understanding of womens lives in the past.
Summary Book Review The English Church in the Sixteenth Century by Craig Ringwalt Thompson:
Download or read book The English Church in the Sixteenth Century written by Craig Ringwalt Thompson and published by . This book was released on 1979 with total page 58 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review In the Beginning by Alister McGrath:
Download or read book In the Beginning written by Alister McGrath and published by Anchor. This book was released on 2008-12-10 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This fascinating history of a literary and religious masterpiece explores the forces that obstructed and ultimately led to the decision to create an authorized translation, the method of translation and printing, and the central role the King James version of the Bible played in the development of modern English. In the sixteenth century, to attempt to translate the Bible into a common tongue wasn't just difficult, it was dangerous. A Bible in English threatened the power of the monarch and the Church. Early translators like Tyndale, whose work greatly influenced the King James, were hunted down and executed, but the demand for English Bibles continued to grow. Indeed it was the popularity of the Geneva Bible, with its anti-royalist content, that eventually forced James I to sanction his own, pro-monarchy, translation. Errors in early editions--one declared that "thou shalt commit adultery"--and Puritan preferences for the Geneva Bible initially hampered acceptance of the King James, but it went on to become the definitive English-language Bible. McGrath's history of the King James Bible’s creation and influence is a worthy tribute to a great work and a joy to read.
Summary Book Review History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century: The Reformation in England by Jean Henri Merle d'Aubigné:
Download or read book History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century: The Reformation in England written by Jean Henri Merle d'Aubigné and published by . This book was released on 1853 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Common: The Development of Literary Culture in Sixteenth-Century England by Neil Rhodes:
Download or read book Common: The Development of Literary Culture in Sixteenth-Century England written by Neil Rhodes and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2018-04-13 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume explores the development of literary culture in sixteenth-century England as a whole and seeks to explain the relationship between the Reformation and the literary renaissance of the Elizabethan period. Its central theme is the 'common' in its double sense of something shared and something base, and it argues that making common the work of God is at the heart of the English Reformation just as making common the literature of antiquity and of early modern Europe is at the heart of the English Renaissance. Its central question is 'why was the Renaissance in England so late?' That question is addressed in terms of the relationship between Humanism and Protestantism and the tensions between democracy and the imagination which persist throughout the century. Part One establishes a social dimension for literary culture in the period by exploring the associations of 'commonwealth' and related terms. It addresses the role of Greek in the period before and during the Reformation in disturbing the old binary of elite Latin and common English. It also argues that the Reformation principle of making common is coupled with a hostility towards fiction, which has the effect of closing down the humanist renaissance of the earlier decades. Part Two presents translation as the link between Reformation and Renaissance, and the final part discusses the Elizabethan literary renaissance and deals in turn with poetry, short prose fiction, and the drama written for the common stage.
Summary Book Review Burning Books by Haig A. Bosmajian:
Download or read book Burning Books written by Haig A. Bosmajian and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2006 with total page 233 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This work provides a detailed account of book burning worldwide over the past 2000 years. The book burners are identified, along with the works they deliberately set aflame"--Provided by publisher.
Summary Book Review The Legacy Of A Monarch's Majestic Translation by Donald Brake:
Download or read book The Legacy Of A Monarch's Majestic Translation written by Donald Brake and published by Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.. This book was released on 2018-02-05 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Donald L. Brake quantifies the legacy of this remarkable tome's unique place in history. The 1611 King James Version is the cornerstone and linchpin for all subsequent English translations. He vividly portrays the quality of this seventeenth-century translation as that of precision, enchantment, and passion of a sacred book that has shaped human history for more than two thousand years. He recounts details that emphasize its use of a metric style and rhythm generating a lyrical masterpiece with a compelling resonance for public reading. The KJV's mastery of English expression and its seemingly endless staying power is unparalleled among modern versions. Using thorough comparisons of editions and versions, the author has researched the KJV with the goal of an honest and reasoned approach to the ever-debated value of the popular, but outdated Authorized Version. Brake's study prompted him to do a worldwide census of surviving 1611 "He" Bibles (identified from Ruth 3:15: ". . . and he went into the city."). His purpose was to establish a pedigree of sorts by recording for each copy an exhaustive description eliminating much of the risk of confusion in identifying the nearly 200 extant copies. He cautions that the value of any original KJV depends on a positive identification of authenticity. Brake's work confirms the premise that the literary merits and conscientious translation of a seventeenth-century book has profound twenty-first century relevance.
Summary Book Review Long Travail and Great Paynes by Vivienne Westbrook:
Download or read book Long Travail and Great Paynes written by Vivienne Westbrook and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2013-04-17 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Some of England's most fascinating Renaissance texts have been forgotten by historians, literary critics and theologians alike. The earliest printed Bibles in the English language provide an astonishingly rich resource for interdisciplinary studies in the 21st century. Long Travail and Great Paynes is a close textual analysis of seven texts that for a wide range of reasons, but no good ones, have been reduced to paratextual entries in general histories of the English Bible. Through extensive collations of her own, Westbrook uncovers the work of seven Renaissance Bible translator-revisers and argues forcefully for a new agenda to replace the outmoded and inappropriate one of evaluating Renaissance Bibles according to the extent of their influence on the 1611 King James Authorised Version. Every sixteenth-century text reflects something of the historical dynamic in which it was created, and English Renaissance Bibles, with their ever-changing text and paratext, have their own unique stories to tell.
Summary Book Review The British National Bibliography by Arthur James Wells:
Download or read book The British National Bibliography written by Arthur James Wells and published by . This book was released on 2007 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: