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Selected Writings

William Tyndale

Edited by David Daniell

Tyndale Selected Writings
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ISBN: 978 1 857546 56 9
Categories: 16th Century, Anglican, Catholic
Imprint: FyfieldBooks
Published: December 2003
220 x 135 x 9 mm
112 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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  • In the decade since the quincentenary of his birth (1994), popular and scholarly understanding of the importance of the life and writings of William Tyndale (c. 1494-1536) has risen rapidly, and there is demand for a useful selection of his writings.

    It is Tyndale who gave the English people their first New Testament, translated from the original Greek, and half of the Old Testament, from the original Hebrew. He deployed a language just above the level of common speech, clear and memorable, speaking directly to the heart. He had enemies, chiefly Thomas More, and in 1536 he was slain for his 'heresy' in giving common folk the Bible. His impact has been felt on all subsequent translations (amounting to some 3,000).

    This selection includes an introduction by David Daniell, whose editions of Tyndale are celebrated and whose magisterial The Bible in English (Yale) was recently published to acclaim. There are selections from the New Testament (1534) and the Old (1530 and 1537), the full text of his seminal Pathway of Holy Scripture (c. 1530) and extracts from The Parable of the Wicked Mammon (1528), The Obedience of a Christian Man (1528), The Practice of Prelates (1531) and his powerfully political An Answer unto Sir Thomas More's Dialogue (1531). Extracts from his Expositions are also included.
    William Tyndale
    WILLIAM TYNDALE was born in about 1494 near Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, and educated at Oxford. During the early 1520s he began his English translation of the New Testament, which he completed in Cologne and Worms in 1526. He followed this with a translation of the Old Testament, the first five books of ... read more
    David Daniell
    David John Daniell (17 February 1929 – 1 June 2016) was an English literary scholar and editor of specialist books, mainly about William Tyndale and his translations of the Bible. He was formerly Professor of English at University College London and has published a number of studies of the plays of ... read more
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