Title The English Bible
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Publisher/Vendor US Oxford University Press
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Standing amongst the greatest achievements of all time as a masterpiece of inspired writing is the English Bible. It has molded the lives, character, and destiny of millions including those who are not students of its text, and know little of its history or ultimate meaning. It has entered into the texture of the common life, and even those who have not read it are aware of its pervading influence. The history of the English Bible is a fascinating story which combines divine guidance with human tenacity and devotion on the part of scholars, translators, printers, and distributors. Behind the story, too, is the surge of popular eagerness to read God's word in the language of the common people, an eagerness which still gives welcome to the various versions of the Bible in the English speech of our times. In this comprehensive study of the various translations of the Bible into the English language, Professor Bruce traces its history from its beginnings in the seventh century up to 1961, the year of publication of the New English Bible. He moves with scholarly precision and ease through a complicated history which displays the astonishing inspirational power of the Bible on people of diverse allegiances. He describes not only the great names connected with the Scriptures, but also the lesser ones who bring life and romance into the story of the English Bible. This history brings together a wealth of facts and information which have previously been available only in separate studies of a specialized nature. Writing with vigor and authority, Professor Bruce has made an important contribution to the history of the Bible and its place in the life of the English speaking peoples.