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A history of the English Bible as literature

Author: David Norton
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Series: A History of the Bible as Literature.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Norton, David.
History of the English Bible as literature.
Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000
(DLC) 99016897
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Norton
ISBN: 0511009402 9780511009402 0521771404 9780521771405 0521778077 9780521778077 9780511612251 0511612257 9780511049521 0511049528 0511150458 9780511150456 9786610429448 6610429448
OCLC Number: 52560232
Notes: Revised edition of: A history of the Bible as literature.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 484 pages) : illustrations
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.
Series Title: A History of the Bible as Literature.
Responsibility: David Norton.
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This book, first published in 2000, explores 500 years of religious and literary ideas, explaining how the King James Bible went from being mocked as English writing to being 'unsurpassed in the  Read more...


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'A most instructive and fascinating work.' Expository Times 'David Norton's long book fills a large gap very well: so well, in fact, being comprehensive and especially well written, that one hears of Read more...

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