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Author Moynahan, Brian, 1941-

Title God's bestseller : William Tyndale, Thomas More, and the writing of the English Bible-- a story of martyrdom and betrayal / Brian Moynahan.

Publication Info. New York : St. Martin's Press, 2003.


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  270.6 M87    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  B TYNDALE, W.    Check Shelf
 Rocky Hill, Cora J. Belden Library - Adult Department  270 MOYNAHAN    Check Shelf
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description xxv, 422 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [391]-403) and index.
Summary William Tyndale left England in 1524 to translate the word of God into English. This was heresy, punishable by death. Sir Thomas More, hailed as a saint and a man for all seasons, considered it his divine duty to pursue Tyndale. He did so with an obsessive ferocity that, in all probability, led to Tyndale's capture and death. The words that Tyndale wrote during his desperate exile--his New Testament, which he translated, edited, financed, printed, and smuggled into England in 1526--passed with few changes into subsequent versions of the Bible. Brian Moynahan's biography illuminates Tyndale's life, chronicling the birth pangs of the Reformation, the wrath of Henry VIII, the sympathy of Anne Boleyn, and the consuming malice of Thomas More. Above all, it reveals the English Bible as a labor of love, for which a man in an age more spiritual than our own willingly gave his life.--From publisher description.
Contents On the burning of heretics -- Youth -- Decision -- London -- The New Testament -- Printing -- Life, love, favour, grace, blessings -- Auguries -- Filthy foam of blasphemies -- Fish cellar -- Wicked Mammon -- Manhunt -- Obedience -- Flight to Hamburg -- Eye for eye, Tothe for Tothe -- Shorte Fyre -- My name is Tyndale -- Confutation -- The Lord forgive Sir Thomas more! -- Let not your body faint -- Fellow Englishman, who is everywhere and nowhere -- Judas -- Paymaster -- Though I gave my body even that I burned -- Aftermath.
Subject Tyndale, William, -1536.
More, Thomas, Saint, 1478-1535.
Bible. English -- Versions -- Tyndale.
Reformation -- England -- Biography.
ISBN 0312314868
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