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The Earliest Advocates of the English Bible: The Texts of the Medieval Debate
Dove, Mary, editor

Exeter: University of Exeter Press, 2010 pp. lxvii + 236. $100.00

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Exeter Medieval Texts and Studies


Description: The debate over whether to translate the Bible into English—which erupted during the late 1300s and lasted well into the 1500s—is one of the most significant in English cultural, literary, and religious history. With The Earliest Advocates of the English Bible, Mary Dove brings together in one place the key Middle English texts—most of which are not available in any other edition—that argue in favor of the translation and that lay the groundwork for the eventual publication of the King James Bible.

Subjects: Methods, Linguistics, Translation and Translation Theory, Historical Approaches, History, History of Interpretation

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Review by David G. Burke
Published 5/23/2012
Citation: David G. Burke, review of Mary Dove, ed., The Earliest Advocates of the English Bible: The Texts of the Medieval Debate, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2012).


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