A History of the English Bible as Literature Paperback

by David Norton (Victoria University, Wellington);


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A History of the English Bible as Literature

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Revised and condensed from David Norton's acclaimed A History of the Bible as Literature, this book tells the story of English literary attitudes to the Bible. At first jeered at and mocked as English writing, then denigrated as having 'all the disadvantages of an old prose translation', the King James Bible somehow became 'unsurpassed in the entire range of literature'. How so startling a change happened and how it affected the making of modern translations such as the Revised Version and the New English Bible is at the heart of this exploration of a vast range of religious, literary and cultural ideas. Translators, writers such as Donne, Milton, Bunyan and the Romantics, reactionary Bishops and radical students all help to show the changes in religious ideas and in standards of language and literature that created our sense of the most important book in English.

A History of the English Bible as Literature by David Norton (Victoria University, Wellington) was published by Cambridge University Press in May 2000 and is our 41169th best seller. The ISBN for A History of the English Bible as Literature is 9780521778077.

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Page last updated 22nd December 2015
Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherCambridge University Press (May 2000)
EditionRev ed
Weight760g
Number of Pages524
Thickness30 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9780521778077
ISBN-100521778077
Product Code33078
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