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A history of the English Bible as literature, David Norton

Label
A history of the English Bible as literature
Title
A history of the English Bible as literature
Statement of responsibility
David Norton
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
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
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Norton, David
Dewey number
809/.93522
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Norton, David
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Bible as literature
Label
A history of the English Bible as literature, David Norton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Revised edition of: A history of the Bible as literature
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 456-462) and indexes
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • 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
  • 1.
  • 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
  • Creators of English
  • 15.
  • 'The Bible as literature'
  • 16.
  • The later reputation of the King James Bible
  • 17.
  • The New English Bible
  • 2.
  • From the Great Bible to the Rheims-Douai Bible: arguments about language
  • 3.
  • The King James Bible
  • 4.
  • Literary implications of Bible presentation
Control code
ocm52560232
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 484 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521771405
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52560232
Label
A history of the English Bible as literature, David Norton
Publication
Note
Revised edition of: A history of the Bible as literature
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 456-462) and indexes
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • 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
  • 1.
  • 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
  • Creators of English
  • 15.
  • 'The Bible as literature'
  • 16.
  • The later reputation of the King James Bible
  • 17.
  • The New English Bible
  • 2.
  • From the Great Bible to the Rheims-Douai Bible: arguments about language
  • 3.
  • The King James Bible
  • 4.
  • Literary implications of Bible presentation
Control code
ocm52560232
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 484 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521771405
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52560232

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