The English Bible in the Early Modern World
Armstrong, Robert and Tadhg Ó hAnnracháin, editors
Leiden: Brill, 2018 pp. viii + 217. $120.00
St Andrews Studies in Reformation History
Description: The English Bible in the Early Modern World addresses the most significant book available in the English language in the centuries after the Reformation, and investigates its impact on popular religion and reading practices, and on theology, religious controversy and intellectual history between 1530 and 1700. Individual chapters discuss the responses of both clergy and laity to the sacred text, with particular emphasis on the range of settings in which the Bible was encountered and the variety of responses prompted by engagement with the Scriptures. Particular attention is given to debates around the text and interpretation of the Bible, to an emerging Protestant understanding of Scripture and to challenges it faced over the course of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
Subjects: Methods, Reception History
Review by Jeffrey L. Morrow
Citation: Jeffrey L. Morrow, review of Robert Armstrong and Tadhg Ó hAnnracháin, eds., The English Bible in the Early Modern World, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2020).
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