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God's bestseller : William Tyndale, Thomas More, and the writing of the English Bible-- a story of martyrdom and betrayal

Author: Brian Moynahan
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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William Tyndale left England in 1524 to translate the word of God into English. This was heresy, punishable by death. Sir Thomas More, hailed as a saint and a man for all seasons, considered it his divine duty to pursue Tyndale. He did so with an obsessive ferocity that, in all probability, led to Tyndale's capture and death. The words that Tyndale wrote during his desperate exile--his New Testament, which he  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: William Tyndale; Thomas More, Saint; William Tyndale; Thomas More
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Moynahan
ISBN: 0312314868 9780312314866
OCLC Number: 51652932
Description: xxv, 422 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: On the burning of heretics --
Youth --
Decision --
London --
The New Testament --
Printing --
Life, love, favour, grace, blessings --
Auguries --
Filthy foam of blasphemies --
Fish cellar --
Wicked Mammon --
Manhunt --
Obedience --
Flight to Hamburg --
Eye for eye, Tothe for Tothe --
Shorte Fyre --
My name is Tyndale --
Confutation --
The Lord forgive Sir Thomas more! --
Let not your body faint --
Fellow Englishman, who is everywhere and nowhere --
Judas --
Paymaster --
Though I gave my body even that I burned --
Aftermath.
Responsibility: Brian Moynahan.
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William Tyndale left England in 1524 to translate the word of God into English. This was heresy, punishable by death. Sir Thomas More, hailed as a saint and a man for all seasons, considered it his divine duty to pursue Tyndale. He did so with an obsessive ferocity that, in all probability, led to Tyndale's capture and death. The words that Tyndale wrote during his desperate exile--his New Testament, which he translated, edited, financed, printed, and smuggled into England in 1526--passed with few changes into subsequent versions of the Bible. Brian Moynahan's biography illuminates Tyndale's life, chronicling the birth pangs of the Reformation, the wrath of Henry VIII, the sympathy of Anne Boleyn, and the consuming malice of Thomas More. Above all, it reveals the English Bible as a labor of love, for which a man in an age more spiritual than our own willingly gave his life.--From publisher description.

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