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Long, Lynne. 2001. Translating the Bible: from the 7th to the 17th century (Ashgate New Critical Thinking in Theology and Biblical Studies). Aldershot: Ashgate. 238 pp.


This book presents a literary study of the processes involved in the translation of the Bible. Beginning in Anglo-Saxon times with Bede and Caedmon, the author discusses the translations of Alfred and Aelfric before exploring the work of Wyclif, the impact of printing, the rise of Humanism, Tyndale and the sixteenth century editions, and concluding with an account of the King James translation. Set in a literary as well as a theological context, this book examines the attitudes, processes and influences involved in the making of the English Bible. The book aims to dispel many of the myths and biases promoted by some post-reformation commentators, and using translation theory as a tool for textual analysis.
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