The Reformation to 1700

David Wright

in The Oxford Illustrated History of the Bible

Published in print July 2001 | ISBN: 9780198601180
Published online April 2009 |
 The Reformation to 1700

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This chapter discusses the study and use of the Bible from the Reformation to 1700. A handful of developments in the early modern period combined to transform the use of the Bible. Together they promoted the transition from the pre-modern to the modern era of biblical study. These include the invention and continuous development of printing, the translation of the Bible in part or whole into the vernacular languages of 16th-century Europe, the movements of the Protestant Reformation, and the emergence of more strictly historical methods of analysing the books of the Bible.

Keywords: printing; Hebrew Bible; English Bible; scripture; Reformers

Chapter.  7077 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies ; Biblical Studies

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