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The Bible and the people

Author: Lori Anne Ferrell
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This well illustrated book tells the story of what happened to the ancient set of writings we call the Bible during those thousand years. Anchoring the story in material evidence - hundreds of different translations and versions of the Bible - Lori Anne Ferrell discusses how the Bible has been endlessly retailored to meet the changing needs of religion, politics and the reading public while retaining its special  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lori Anne Ferrell
ISBN: 9780300114249 0300114249
OCLC Number: 227926574
Description: xiii, 273 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Bible and the people --
The eye of the beholder : the English Bible, c. 1066-1200 --
On the road and in the street : the English Bible, c. 1200-1500 --
The politics of translation : the Bible in English, c. 1500-1700 --
Missions and markets : the Bible in America, c. 1600-1800 --
On not understanding the Bible --
Extra-illustrating the Bible --
Traveling companion : the Bible in the nineteenth century --
Old wine in new wineskins : the Bible in the twentieth century.
Responsibility: Lori Anne Ferrell.
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