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The English Bible and the Seventeenth-century Revolution By Christopher Hill

The English Bible and the Seventeenth-century Revolution
by Christopher Hill

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Explores some of the effects of the Bible - on English literature, 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.
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The English Bible and the Seventeenth-century Revolution: Uses of the Bible in 17th-century England by Christopher Hill

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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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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GOR001650034
The English Bible and the Seventeenth-century Revolution: Uses of the Bible in 17th-century England by Christopher Hill
Christopher Hill
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1994-09-29
480
0140159908
9780140159905
N/A
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