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- DescriptionThe King James Bible was a landmark in the history of the English language, and an inspiration to poets, dramatists, artists and politicians. Without the King James Bible there would have been Paradise Lost, Pilgrim's Progress, Handel's Messiah. Yet more than a literary, even more than a religious influence, it was seen as a social, ecomic and political text. Those seeking to overthrow the English monarchy and those wanting to retain it, both sought support from the same Bible. So how did this remarkable translation come to be written? To answer this question is to throw open the doors of a world which was being transformed by the new techlogy of printing. In reading about the greatest English text ever produced we must close our eyes to our own world in which books are plentiful and readily available and enter ather, very different universe...
- Author BiographyAlister McGrath is Professor of Historical Theology at the University of Oxford and Principal of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. He is a leading authority on the history of Christian thought, especially in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and is the author of many studies in this field.
- Author(s)Alister E. McGrath
- PublisherHodder & Stoughton General Division
- Date of Publication21/03/2002
- SubjectChristianity: Bibles & Liturgy
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintHodder & Stoughton Ltd
- Out-of-print date08/10/2016
- Content NoteIntegrated b/w photos and engravings
- Weight225 g
- Width130 mm
- Height197 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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