A Visual History of the English Bible: The Tumultuous Tale by Donald L. Brake

By Donald L. Brake

With an entire colour format and over 100 illustrations, A visible heritage of the English Bible covers the interesting trip of the Bible from the pulpit to the folk. 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 liable 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 warfare, this tumultuous story is heritage come alive. This ebook is ideal for heritage buffs, bibliophiles, and someone drawn to the colourful account of the world's most well liked ebook.

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Writing in the 1390s, he refers back to 1382 as the time John Wycliffe translated the Gospels. He Dared to Act In those days flourished master John Wycliffe, rector of the church of Lutterworth . . the most eminent doctor of theology of those t i m e s . . This master John Wycliffe translated into English, the gospel which Christ gave to the clerks and doctors of the Church, in order that they might sweetly minister it to laymen and weaker men, according to their n e e d . . [The gospel] is become more common and open to laymen, and women who are able to r e a d .

The early eighth-century Lindisfarne Gospels, best known for its five carpet pages functioning as decorative frontispieces, no doubt is a close second. The verse divisions began to be used in the Stephanus Greek New Testament(1551). Hellstern. The bindings of these treasures, often ornately decorated with precious jewels, ivory, and gold, helped beautify them. The Lindisfarne Gospels, housed in the British Library, is one such beautifully bound book. In the colophon the original binding is described: Ancient Bibles Billfrith, the anchorite, forged the ornaments that are on it [referring to the binding] on the outside and adorned it with gold and with gems and also with gilded—over silver—pure metal.

3 John Wycliffe, Scholar and Visionary John Wycliffe was born in the early fourteenth century (some suggest as early as 1320 or the 1330s) in a small village called Wycliffe-on-Tees in Yorkshire. 4 As the son of a squire and owner of a small manor, he attended Balliol College in Oxford and in 1356 completed a Bachelor of Arts at Merton College. He received his Doctor of Theology in 1372 or 1373. By the time Wycliffe left Oxford he had been Master of Balliol College and Warden of Canterbury Hall.

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