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
Published: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Series:A History of the Bible as Literature.
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Table of Contents:
  • 1. Creators of English
  • 2. From the Great Bible to the Rheims-Douai Bible: arguments about language
  • 3. The King James Bible
  • 4. Literary implications of Bible presentation
  • 5. The struggle for acceptance
  • 6. The Psalter in verse and poetry
  • 7. 'The eloquentest books in the world'
  • 8. Writers and the Bible I: Milton and Bunyan
  • 9. The early eighteenth century and the King James Bible
  • 10. Mid-century
  • 11. The critical rise of the King James Bible
  • 12. Writers and the Bible 2: the Romantics
  • 13. Literary discussion to mid-Victorian times
  • 14. The Revised Version
  • 15. 'The Bible as literature'
  • 16. The later reputation of the King James Bible
  • 17. The New English Bible.