An Introduction to the Medieval Bible Paperback

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An Introduction to the Medieval Bible

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The Middle Ages spanned the period between two watersheds in the history of the biblical text: Jerome's Latin translation c.405 and Gutenberg's first printed version in 1455. The Bible was arguably the most influential book during this time, affecting spiritual and intellectual life, popular devotion, theology, political structures, art, and architecture.

In an account that is sensitive to the religiously diverse world of the Middle Ages, Frans van Liere offers here an accessible introduction to the study of the Bible in this period. Discussion of the material evidence - the Bible as book - complements an in-depth examination of concepts such as lay literacy and book culture.

This introduction includes a thorough treatment of the principles of medieval hermeneutics, and a discussion of the formation of the Latin bible text and its canon. It will be a useful starting point for all those engaged in medieval and biblical studies.

  • The first accessible general introduction to the study of the Bible in the Middle Ages in the English language
  • Discussion of the material evidence - the Bible as book - makes it easier for students to relate to the topic
  • Explores the influence of the Bible on theology, art and architecture in the Christian Middle Ages

An Introduction to the Medieval Bible by Frans van Liere was published by Cambridge University Press in March 2014. The ISBN for An Introduction to the Medieval Bible is 9780521684606.

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Contents

Preface
1. Introduction
2. The Bible as book
3. The medieval canon
4. The text of the medieval Bible
5. Medieval hermeneutics
6. The commentary tradition
7. The vernacular Bible
8. The Bible in worship and preaching
9. The 'Bible for the poor'?
Afterword.

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Page last updated 7th July 2017
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherCambridge University Press (March 2014)
Weight450g
Number of Pages338
Thickness18 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9780521684606
ISBN-100521684609
Product Code4254999
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