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The Resource The murderous history of Bible translations : power, conflict and the quest for meaning, Harry Freedman

The murderous history of Bible translations : power, conflict and the quest for meaning, Harry Freedman

Label
The murderous history of Bible translations : power, conflict and the quest for meaning
Title
The murderous history of Bible translations
Title remainder
power, conflict and the quest for meaning
Statement of responsibility
Harry Freedman
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1535, William Tyndale, the first man to produce an English version of the Bible in print, was captured and imprisoned in Belgium. A year later he was strangled and then burned at the stake. His co-translator was also burned. In that same year the translator of the first Dutch Bible was arrested and beheaded. These were not the first, nor were they the last instances of extreme violence against Bible translators. The Murderous History of Bible Translations tells the remarkable, and bloody, story of those who dared translate the word of God. The Bible has been translated far more than any other book. To our minds it is self-evident that believers can read their sacred literature in a language they understand. But the history of Bible translations is far more contentious than reason would suggest. Bible translations underlie an astonishing number of religious conflicts that have plagued the world. Harry Freedman describes brilliantly the passions and strong emotions that arise when deeply held religious convictions are threatened or undermined. He tells of the struggle for authority and orthodoxy in a world where temporal power was always subjugated to the divine, a world in which the idea of a Bible for all was so important that many were willing to give up their time, security, and even their lives
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
220.4
Index
index present
LC call number
  • BS450
  • BS450
LC item number
  • .F74 2016
  • .F74 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Label
The murderous history of Bible translations : power, conflict and the quest for meaning, Harry Freedman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-241) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Before the violence. The legacy of Alexandria ; A wandering Aramean ; Old words, new tongues ; The sublime Bible -- The violence begins. Medieval conflict ; The murder of Tyndale ; Confound their strife ; King James's Bible -- Enlightenment. A new role ; The early American Bible ; The quest for meaning ; Reworking the Bible ; The future for the translated Bible
Control code
sky282786613
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9781632866011
Lccn
bl2016042781
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The murderous history of Bible translations : power, conflict and the quest for meaning, Harry Freedman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-241) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Before the violence. The legacy of Alexandria ; A wandering Aramean ; Old words, new tongues ; The sublime Bible -- The violence begins. Medieval conflict ; The murder of Tyndale ; Confound their strife ; King James's Bible -- Enlightenment. A new role ; The early American Bible ; The quest for meaning ; Reworking the Bible ; The future for the translated Bible
Control code
sky282786613
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9781632866011
Lccn
bl2016042781
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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