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The politics of the revised version : a tale of two New Testament revision companies

Author: Alan H Cadwallader
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2019
Series: Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament studies, 637.; Scriptural traces : critical perspectives on the reception and influence of the Bible, 14.
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"Alan Cadwallader explores the intricate tensions and conflicts that infused the work of revision of the Authorised Version of the Bible between 1870 and 1885. The Promethean aspirations of the venture actually generated one of the most bitter instances of the political manoeuvres involved in the translation of a sacred book. Cadwallader reveals how the public avowal of unity and fraternal harmony that accompanied  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan H Cadwallader
ISBN: 0567673464 9780567673466
OCLC Number: 1089430654
Description: 240 p.
Contents: Preface A Note on SourcesAbbreviationsIntroduction1. The Contested Place of the King James Version in the Nineteenth Century2. Planning and Countering a Revision3. A Launch and a Near-abort: the Westminster Scandal4. Conflicts over Original Text and Method5. Identity Formation in Engagement with the New Testament6. Two Peoples divided by a Common Language: the Americans7. Time and Money: the Opening for the Presses8. The AftermathAppendicesThe Members of the Two New Testament Revision Companies The Resolutions and Fundamental Rules for the Revision of the Authorised VersionBibliographyIndices
Series Title: Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament studies, 637.; Scriptural traces : critical perspectives on the reception and influence of the Bible, 14.
Responsibility: Alan H. Cadwallader.

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"Alan Cadwallader explores the intricate tensions and conflicts that infused the work of revision of the Authorised Version of the Bible between 1870 and 1885. The Promethean aspirations of the venture actually generated one of the most bitter instances of the political manoeuvres involved in the translation of a sacred book. Cadwallader reveals how the public avowal of unity and fraternal harmony that accompanied the public release and marketing of the New Testament revision in 1881 and the Old Testament revision in 1885, masks fraught historical realities that threatened the realisation of the project from the beginning. Through a thorough examination of private correspondence, notebooks kept by various members of the New Testament Revision Companies in England and the United States, and other previously unstudied primary sources, Cadwallader examines and presents the complexities of the political situation surrounding the translation. He exposes the competing interests of an imperial, sovereign nation and a seriously divided Established Church floundering over its continued relevance; the ambitions and significance of Nonconformity in a nation's highly contested religious environment; the agonistic conflicts that erupted from assertions of national and international prestige and responsibilities; and the ultimate control exercised by publishing houses that fundamentally flawed the process of revision and the public acceptance of the final product."--Résumé de l'éditeur.

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