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The Bible as English literature

by John Hays Gardiner

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Published by Charles Scribner"s sons in New York .
Written in English


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LC ClassificationsBS535 .G3
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 402 p.
Number of Pages402
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23280925M
LC Control Number06033638

The Bible has been a massive influence on literature and history, especially in the Western world, where the Gutenberg Bible was the first book printed using movable type. According to the March edition of Time, the Bible "has done more to shape literature, history, entertainment, and culture than any book . Additional Physical Format: Online version: Gardiner, J.H. (John Hays), Bible as English literature. London, T. Fisher Unwin, (OCoLC)

The English Standard Version (ESV) stands in the classic mainstream of English Bible translations over the past half-millennium. The fountainhead of that stream was William Tyndale's New Testament of ; marking its course were the King James Version of (KJV), the English Revised Version of (RV), the American Standard Version of (ASV), and the Revised Standard Version of Welcome to Read our daily devotional, find answers to frequently asked questions, or sign up for our e-newsletter.

The Bible is the most important book in the history of Western civilization, and also the most difficult to interpret. It has been the vehicle of continual conflict, with every interpretation reflecting passionately held views that have affected not merely religion, but politics, art, and even science. This unique edition offers an exciting new approach to the most influential of all English 4/5(20). Middle English Bible translations, notably Wycliffe's Bible, helped to establish English as a literary language. Wycliffe's Bible is the name now given to a group of Bible translations into Middle English that were made under the direction of, or at the instigation of, .


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The Bible as English literature by John Hays Gardiner Download PDF EPUB FB2

"The Bible as Literature is quite broad in its approach and unique in its scope. I haven't found the same breadth in other recent introductions to the Bible as literature.

[It is] concise but thorough, an excellent introduction."--Annalisa Azzoni, Vanderbilt UniversityCited by: A History of the English Bible as Literature (revised and condensed from the author's acclaimed History of the Bible as Literature) explores five hundred years of religious and literary ideas.

At its heart is the story of how the King James Bible went from being mocked as English writing to being 'unsurpassed in the entire range of literature'.Cited by: About the Author. Leland Ryken (PhD, University of Oregon) served as professor of English at Wheaton College for nearly 50 years.

He has authored or edited over fifty books, including The Word of God in English and A Complete Handbook of Literary Forms in the Bible/5(60). The oldest extant piece of English literature (“Caedmon’s Hymn”) takes the story of creation in Genesis as its material and is modeled on the Bible’s psalms of praise.

A clear line of Author: Leland Ryken. A book of books The word Bible comes from the Greek word biblia, a plural noun that simply means “the books.” The modern English Bible consists of 66 books that about 40 men of diverse backgrounds were inspired to write over the course of 1, years.

In fact, the diversity of. Viewing the Bible simply as a form of literature is a new phenomenon, causing much provocation and controversy. The Bible is a canon of books. Jews and Christian sects canonized the Bible differently. The Christian Bible includes the Old Testament, which is Mosaic Law, and the New Testament, which features Jesus as its main theme.

Of course, the Bible is a religious text — but it’s also a work of literature. In fact, it’s a literary masterpiece. The Bible can’t be beat for sheer diversity of form and content, for artistry, for affective power, and for the way in which it keeps springing surprises on us.

There is no book more important for our culture than the Bible, and it is fundamental to the study of English literature and language.

But the Bible is actually little read and its resonances in poetry, plays, and fiction are becoming forgotten and lost. This book is designed primarily, though not exclusively, 5/5(1). The Bible As Literature In the English language more allusions are made to the Bible than any other work of literature.

Its number of references even beats out Greek and Roman mythology. Allusions to the Bible permeate our artwork, our music, our literature, our conversation, and even pop culture. The Bible includes a great number of types of literature. Some forms of literature describe an entire book. In the Bible the most important of these forms are laws and rules, history, poetry and songs, wisdom sayings and proverbs, Gospels, letters, and apocalyptic writings.

Other forms of literature describe sections within a book. He has published over thirty books and more than one hundred articles and essays, devoting much of his scholarship to Bible translations and the study of the Bible as literature. He served as Literary Chairman for the English Standard Version (ESV) of the Bible and in received the distinguished Gutenberg Award for his Dr.

Ryken has served /5. There is no book in our literature on which we would so readily stake the fame of the old unpolluted English language ; no book which shows so well how rich that language is in its own proper wealth, and how little it has been improved by all that it has borrowed.

by Christina Buchmann (Editor), and Celina Spiegel (Editor). Ballantine Books. From the publisher: "As the one work that has held moral and religious sway over the Judeo-Christian tradition for thousands of years, the Bible is unsurpassed in world : Esther Lombardi.

Bible in Basic English Below is a list of the books of the ng on a book of the Bible will show you a list of all the chapters of that book.

New International Version NIV. Bible Versions / Inthe New York Bible Society (now Biblica) generously undertook the financial sponsorship of creating a contemporary English translation of the Bible. The NIV Bible was produced by more than one hundred scholars working from the best available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts.

The Bible in Middle English Literature Hardcover – November 1, by David C. Fowler (Author)Cited by: Textbook Title: The Bible as English Literature Textbook Description: This free online textbook attempts to make students as familiar as possible with the English Bible, and to throw light on its literary forms by bringing together facts from the history of its sources and from the history of the translation into English.

The Book of Revelation is the final book of the Bible, an example of apocalyptic literature that predicts a final celestial war through prophecy. Authorship is ascribed to John, but little else is. The literature of the Bible, encompassing the Old and New Testaments and various noncanonical works, has played a special role in the history and culture of the Western world and has itself become the subject of intensive critical study.

The Vulgate provided the basis for the Douai-Reims Bible (New Testament, ; Old Testament, –10), which remained the only authorized Bible in English.

An ambitious overview of the Bible's impact on English literature – as arguably the most powerful work of literature in history – from the medieval period through to the twentieth-century Includes introductory sections to each period giving background information about the Bible as a source text in English literature, and placing writers in.The first complete Roman Catholic Bible in English was the Douay–Rheims Bible, of which the New Testament portion was published in Rheims in and the Old Testament somewhat later in Douay in Gallicant Flanders.

The Old Testament was completed by the time the New Testament was published, but due to extenuating circumstances and financial issues was not published until nearly three .Revised and condensed from David Norton's acclaimed A History of the Bible as Literature, this book, first published intells 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.