A history of the English Bible as literature / David Norton.

"Revised and condensed from David Norton's 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', th...

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Main Author: Norton, David
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Series:A History of the Bible as Literature.
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Summary:"Revised and condensed from David Norton's 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."--Jacket
Item Description:Revised edition of: A history of the Bible as literature.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xii, 484 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 456-462) and indexes.
ISBN:0511009402
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