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Book Of Fire: William Tyndale, Thomas More and the Bloody Birth of the English Bible
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Brian Moynahan
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Book Of Fire: William Tyndale, Thomas More and the Bloody Birth of the English Bible

Brian Moynahan


9780349123226

Hodder & Stoughton


History;
British & Irish history;
Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700;
Church history


Paperback

448 pages

$35.00
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The great echoing phrases of the King James Bible that have boomed through the English-speaking mind for 400 years - an eye for an eye . . . eat, drink and be merry . . . . death, where is thy sting? . . . man shall not live by bread alone - are largely the work of a man whose genius for words matches Shakespeare. But William Tyndale, the young Gloucestershire tutor who wrote them, paid for them with his life. He was persecuted, exiled and eventually burned at the stake.

Book of Fire is the thrilling, moving story of the man who first translated the word of God into the English vernacular. Tyndale did so in defiance of church and state, hunted by the implacable enmity and the agents of the sainted Thomas More. He was finally betrayed, but by then his courage and poetic instinct had provided the backbone of the single most significant work in the English language. The Tudor heretic had changed the literary, religious and political landscape for ever.

By:   Brian Moynahan
Imprint:   Hodder & Stoughton
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 29mm
ISBN:   9780349123226
ISBN 10:   0349123225
Pages:   448
Publication Date:   March 2011
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Brian Moynahan worked as a journalist for the YORKSHIRE POST and THE TIMES and currently works for several British and American newspapers. He is the author of THE BRITISH CENTURY, THE RUSSIAN CENTURY, and A BIOGRAPHY OF RASPUTIN.

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