The Earliest Advocates of the English Bible: The Texts of the Medieval Debate

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One of the major debates in English cultural, literary and religious history concerned whether or not the Bible should be translated into English. Underlying this was the question of whether people who were literate in English but not Latin should be able to read for themselves the book regarded as uniquely holy and authoritative. This debate took place c. 1380-1410, during and immediately after the composition of the first English ('Wycliffite') Bible. The Middle English texts edited in this book all argue on the same side ...

The Earliest Advocates of the English Bible: The Texts of the Medieval Debate 2011, Liverpool University Press

ISBN-13: 9780859898522

English, Middle (1100-1500)

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