His New Testament was "A Rebellious and Dangerous Act"
The New Testament was meant to rouse England from its entrenchment in Catholicism and its lazy acceptance of doctrines from priests who were guessing most of the time because they didn’t understand the Latin either.
Date: 3/28/2015 6:30:22 AM ( 7 y ) ... viewed 974 times
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“… William Tyndale’s impact on the development of the English Language and English Culture has still not been fully recognized, though it is no longer easy for scholars to ignore his contribution. … 1994 saw the beginning of a growing international network of scholars dedicated to making Tyndale’s achievement known to the world. The 1534 revision of his own 1526 New Testament, is regarded by some scholars as Tyndale’s greatest achievement. It has been claimed that 80% of the King James AV New Testament is Tyndale’s 1534 work … Tyndale was very clear about his purpose in making his first New Testaments and it was a rebellious and dangerous act that resulted in his banishment and burning. … translating the New Testament into English in the 1520s was not an academic exercise, but a rallying one. The New Testament was meant to rouse England from its entrenchment in Catholicism and its lazy acceptance of doctrines from priests who were guessing most of the time because they didn’t understand the Latin either. … To ask people to risk their lives by reading one’s text one would have to get them very excited about it and by it. …”:
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