The Murderous History of Bible Translations Hardback

Power, Conflict and the Quest for Meaning

by Harry Freedman;


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The Murderous History of Bible Translations

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The Bible has been translated far more than any other book. To our minds it is self-evident that believers would want to 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. From the start conflict arose about what should even be included in the Bible itself. This led to sectarian fissure of great proportion. Religious establishments through the ages have railed against Bible translations. The Cathar Bible was banned. In England Richard II ordained that anyone possessing a manuscript of Wycliffe's translation was instantly to be thrown into gaol. The Pope ordered that Wycliffe's bones were to be burned. William Tyndale was forced to flee from England and so the story continues to the present day. This is narrative history at its best. Freedman describes brilliantly the passions and strong emotions that arise when deeply held religious convictions are threatened or undermined.
This is about the struggle for authority and orthodoxy in a world where temporal power was always subjugated to the divine. There is no religion and virtually no language on earth that has not been affected by it.

The Murderous History of Bible Translations by Harry Freedman was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in May 2016 and is our 11366th best seller. The ISBN for The Murderous History of Bible Translations is 9781472921673.

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Page last updated 5th September 2015
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (May 2016)
Weight519g
Number of Pages256
Height234 mm
Width153 mm
ISBN9781472921673
ISBN-101472921674
Product Code4367903
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