An American Bible Paperback

A History of the Good Book in the United States 1777-1880

by Paul C. Gutjahr;

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An American Bible

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An American Bible is an extremely compelling piece of cultural history that succeeds in making rich rather than schematic sense of the major dramas that lay behind the production of over 1,700 different American editions of the Bible in the century after the American Revolution. Gutjahr s book is especially powerful in demonstrating how nineteenth-century efforts to purge the Bible of textual and translational impurities in search of an authentic text led ironically to the emergence of entirely new gospels like the Book of Mormon and the massive fictionalized literature dealing with the life of Christ. Jay Fliegelman, Stanford University During the first three-quarters of the nineteenth century, American publishing experienced unprecedented, exponential growth. An emerging market economy, widespread religious revival, educational reforms, and innovations in print technology worked together to create a culture increasingly formed and framed by the power of print. At the center of this new culture was the Bible, the book that has been called the best seller in American publishing history. Yet it is important to realize that the Bible in America was not a simple, uniform entity.First printed in the United States during the American Revolution, the Bible underwent many revisions, translations, and changes in format as different editors and publishers appropriated it to meet a wide range of changing ideological and economic demands.

An American Bible by Paul C. Gutjahr was published by Stanford University Press in April 2001. The ISBN for An American Bible is 9780804743396.

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Details for An American Bible

Page last updated 10th December 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherStanford University Press (April 2001)
EditionNew edition
Number of Pages276
Thickness23 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code1194604
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