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The Resource In the beginning : the story of the King James Bible and how it changed a nation, a language, and a culture, Alister E. McGrath

In the beginning : the story of the King James Bible and how it changed a nation, a language, and a culture, Alister E. McGrath

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In the beginning : the story of the King James Bible and how it changed a nation, a language, and a culture
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In the beginning
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the story of the King James Bible and how it changed a nation, a language, and a culture
Statement of responsibility
Alister E. McGrath
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Language
eng
Summary
"The King James Bible is the most familiar and widely read Bible translation in the world, recognized for centuries as both a religious and literary classic. But the origins of this masterpiece are far from what one might expect, and its beginnings lie in murder, deceit, bitter political feuds, and religious conflicts so intense they threatened the unity of England. The struggle to translate the Bible into English was a passionate cause, in the name of which crusaders fought, were imprisoned, and were sometimes even executed - like William Tyndale, whose efforts to translate the New Testament into English led him to a gruesome death. Now, Alister McGrath explores the origins of this monumental work and delves into the forces that brought it into being, illuminating a particularly volatile and culturally rich period in European history."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
Traces the origins and history of the world's most familiar translation of the Bible; discusses the political and religious forces that prompted its creation; and assesses its influence on literature and religious belief
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New York Times Notable Book, 2001
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158242
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DLC
Dewey number
220.5/2038
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BS186
LC item number
.M33 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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the story of the King James Bible and how it changed a nation, a language, and a culture
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In the beginning : the story of the King James Bible and how it changed a nation, a language, and a culture, Alister E. McGrath
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 317-328) and index
Contents
Unknown to the ancients: the new technology -- The rise of English as a national language -- The great tumult: the Reformation -- The first printed English bibles -- Explaining the "hard places": the Geneva Bible -- A Puritan king? The accession of King James -- The decision to translate: The Hampton Court Conference -- Translation: the englishing of the Bible -- Production: the early printings of the King James Bible -- Translators and traitors: the problems of Bible translation -- The Bible and the shaping of modern English -- Triumph: the final acclamation of the King James Bible
Control code
1405249
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 340 p.
Isbn
9780385498906
Lccn
00060348
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ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm44794843
  • (OCoLC)44794843
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In the beginning : the story of the King James Bible and how it changed a nation, a language, and a culture, Alister E. McGrath
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 317-328) and index
Contents
Unknown to the ancients: the new technology -- The rise of English as a national language -- The great tumult: the Reformation -- The first printed English bibles -- Explaining the "hard places": the Geneva Bible -- A Puritan king? The accession of King James -- The decision to translate: The Hampton Court Conference -- Translation: the englishing of the Bible -- Production: the early printings of the King James Bible -- Translators and traitors: the problems of Bible translation -- The Bible and the shaping of modern English -- Triumph: the final acclamation of the King James Bible
Control code
1405249
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 340 p.
Isbn
9780385498906
Lccn
00060348
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm44794843
  • (OCoLC)44794843

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