A History of the Bible as Literature: From antiquity to 1700

Capa
Cambridge University Press, 1993 - 375 páginas
It is regarded as a truism that the King James Bible is one of the finest pieces of English prose. Yet few people are aware that the King James Bible was generally scorned or ignored as English writing for a century and a half after its publication. The reputation of this Bible is the central, most fascinating, element in a larger history, that of literary ideas of the Bible as they have come into and developed in English culture. This first volume of David Norton's magisterial two-volume work surveys and analyzes a comprehensive range of these ideas from Biblical times to the end of the seventeenth century, providing a unique view of the Bible and translation.
 

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This treasure in earthen vessels
1
The early Christians and biblical eloquence
16
Jerome
30
Augustine and his successors
41
s The occult text
53
Slaves of the Vulgate
77
Creators of English
85
From the Great Bible to the RheimsDouai Bible
114
Sixteenthcentury movements towards literary praise
177
The struggle for acceptance
210
The eloquentest books in the world
237
Versifying the Psalms
274
The best materials in the world for poesy
291
Appendix
313
Bibliography
349
General index
355

IO The King James Bible
139
Presentations of the text 15251625
162

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