The Preacher's Bibles

Lori Anne Ferrell

in The Oxford Handbook of the Early Modern Sermon

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199237531
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Literature

The Preacher's Bibles

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This article surveys the many bibles that were available to preachers in England from the early sixteenth century to the early eighteenth century. It describes the idea of ‘the Bible’ as more stable than any particular Bible, and was differentiated by distribution, accessibility, translation, and production. It also introduces the Authorized Version of the English Bible and shows that after a century and a half of changes, the Bible of England and English sermon finally settled down.

Keywords: bibles; preachers; Authorized Version; English bible; English sermon

Article.  6333 words. 

Subjects: Literature ; Literary Studies (1500 to 1800)

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