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English Bible and Seventeenth Century Revolution

Christopher Hill

English Bible and Seventeenth Century Revolution

Christopher Hill

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The translation of the Bible into English in the 16th century was one of the most important events in English history. Previously, the sacred text had been accessible only to a tiny minority, now anybody could read or listen to it.;This study explores some of the effects of the Bible - on English literature during its greatest century, on social, agrarian, foreign and colonial policies. During the 17th-century Revolution, the Bible was used to justify both resistance to and defence of the King, and it called into question all established institutions and practices. But the Revolution revealed the impossiblity of agreeing on what the Bible said. This book should help a better understanding of England's most controversial century.

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About "English Bible and Seventeenth Century Revolution"

The translation of the Bible into English in the 16th century was one of the most important events in English history. Previously, the sacred text had been accessible only to a tiny minority, now anybody could read or listen to it.;This study explores some of the effects of the Bible - on English literature during its greatest century, on social, agrarian, foreign and colonial policies. During the 17th-century Revolution, the Bible was used to justify both resistance to and defence of the King, and it called into question all established institutions and practices. But the Revolution revealed the impossiblity of agreeing on what the Bible said. This book should help a better understanding of England's most controversial century.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Christopher Hill

Master of Balliol College, Oxford University, Christopher Hill is a neo-Marxist whose work examines the role of economic factors in the events of the seventeenth century. He places particular emphasis on the grievances and treatment of the poorer and outcast sectors of society.

Table Of Contents

  • Introduction: A Biblical Culture. The Revolutionary Bible: Before 1640
  • Fast Sermons And Politics, 1640-1660
  • Metaphors And Programmes
  • The Wilderness, The Garden And The Hedge
  • Poverty, Usury And Debt
  • Political Divisions And The Civil War
  • Liberty And Libertinism
  • The Bible And Radical Politics. International Catholicism And National
  • Politics: The Decalogue And Idolatry
  • Chosen Nation, Chosen People
  • Covenanted Peoples: Scotland And England
  • God Is Leaving England
  • The Reign Of The Saints
  • Antichrist And His Armies
  • "the Man Of Blood". The Bible And English Literature: Some Biblical
  • Influences
  • Milton, Bunyan And Marvell. The End Of The Revolutionary Bible: The Bible
  • And An Unequal Society
  • The Bible Dethroned
  • Unfinished Business. Appendices: God And Highwayman
  • A Note On Liberation Theology.

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 68482
  • Product Code 0140159908
  • EAN 9780140159905
  • Pages 480
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Penguin Books
  • Publication Date Jan 1995
  • Dimensions 198 x 128 x 18 mm
  • Weight 0.287kg

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