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Coverdale and His Bibles

Coverdale and His Bibles

Coverdale and His Bibles

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J.F. Mozley
359 pages
How the Bible came to be translated into English makes a fascinating chapter in the history of the English language. Second only to William Tyndale in that story stands Miles Coverdale, who in 1535, issued the first printed English translation of the complete Bible. J.F. Mozley thoroughly reviews the life and works of the translator, which were of enormous importance in the spread of the Reformation in Europe, and focuses in particular on his versions of the Bible. He makes full use of the churchwardens' accounts in order to trace the spread of Coverdale's English Bible to churches throughout Britain. Coverdale is shown to be a man worthy of honour, not only among Bible translators, but among the English reformers as well. The author, J.F. Mozley, was a specialist in the history of the English Reformation, and wrote extensively on Tyndale and John Foxe.