William Tyndale: A Biography

William Tyndale: A Biography

Paperback Biography

By (author) David Daniell

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  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 464 pages
  • Dimensions: 124mm x 196mm x 38mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 10 April 2001
  • Publication City/Country: New Haven
  • ISBN 10: 0300068808
  • ISBN 13: 9780300068801
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Sales rank: 116,759

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This major biography traces the dramatic life of William Tyndale, the first person to translate the Bible into English from the original Greek and Hebrew, and discusses the profound religious, literary, intellectual, and social implications of his immense achievement. Tyndale's masterful translation, which gave the laity access to God, formed the basis of all English bibles, including the King James Bible, and made significant and lasting contributions to the English language.

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David Daniell is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of London. He is the editor of Tyndale's New Testament (ISBN 0 300 04419 4, ?25.00* or 0 300 06580 9 pb. ?10.95*) and Tyndale's Old Testament (ISBN 0 300 05211 1, ?30.00*), both available from Yale University Press. He is an Honorary Fellow of both Hertford and St. Catherine's Colleges, Oxford, and chairman of the William Tyndale Society, which has members worldwide.

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"A massive contribution to the history of the Reformation in England. It is novel and important in its focus upon the language of the English scriptures in the formative period and in its long-range perspective." J. Enoch Powell, Times Higher Education Supplement "Daniell is searching and erudite without being ponderous, and his book is not only a superb guide to Tyndale's work, but to the cultural and religious ferment which inspired it." Chaim Bermant, The Observer "Daniell's book is full of good things. It is written with verve and total commitment to its subject. It establishes beyond doubt the centrality of Tyndale's achievement as a translator." Eamon Duffy, The Times "Stunning both in presentation and content... Daniell carves away the popular myths and reveals an individual of heroic proportions." Donald Dean Smeeton, Sixteenth Century Journal "[Daniell] makes a compelling case that when we think of the triumphs of the Tudor age, we should also recall the achievement of the great literary figure who emerged at the beginning of that splendid era." Mark Galli, Christianity Today "A long-awaited masterpiece." Fredrica Harris Thompsett, Journal of Religion"