William Tyndale

Author: David Daniell

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300068801

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 429

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Traces the life of William Tyndale, the first person to translate the Bible into English from the original Greek and Hebrew and discusses the social, literary, religious, and intellectual implications of his work.

William Tyndale

Author: N.A

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780756515997

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Presents the life of Englishman William Tyndale who translated the Bible into English during the Protestant Reformation angering the Roman Catholic Church leading to his exile, capture, and martyrdom.

The William Tyndale New Testament

Author: David Gaddy

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 143031608X

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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The William Tyndale translation of the New Testament was the first English language Bible to be printed and distributed to the people. Translated in 1526 against the express orders of the Catholic Church, it became contraband and illegal to own. Anyone caught with it was severely punished or executed for supporting heresey. William Tyndale'TMs love for the word of God makes this a groundbreaking translation that served as the basis for English Bibles over the next 100 years. Tyndale himself lost his life because of this work, but as a result gave the world the opportunity to read God'TMs word for themselves and to better understand His will.

The Roots of William Tyndale's Theology

Author: Ralph S Werrell

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 0227902068

Category: Religion

Page: 196

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William Tyndale is one of the most important of the early reformers, and particularly through his translation of the New Testament, has had a formative influence on the development of the English language and religious thought. The sources of his theology are, however, not immediately clear, and historians have often seen him as being influenced chiefly by continental, and in particular Lutheran, ideas. In his important new book, Ralph Werrell shows that the most important influences were to befound closer to home, and that the home-grown Wycliffite tradition was of far greater importance. In doing so, Werrell shows that the apparent differences between Tyndale's writings from the period before 1530 and his later writings, in the period leading up to his arrest and martyrdom in 1526, are spurious, and that a simpler explanation is that his ideas were formed as a result of an upbringing in a household in which Wycliffite ideas were accepted. Werrell explores the impact of humanist writers, and above all Erasmus, on the development of Tyndale's thought. He also shows how far Tyndale's theology, fully developed by 1525, was from that of the continental reformers. He then examines in detail some of the main strands of Tyndale's thought - and in particular, doctrines such as the Fall, Salvation, the Sacraments and the Blood of Christ - showing how different they are from Luther and most other contemporary reformers. While Tyndale, in his early writings, used some of Luther's writings, he made theological changes and additions to Luther's text. The influences of John Trevisa, Wyclif and the later Wycliffite writers were far more important. Werrell shows that without accepting the huge influence of the Wycliffite ideas, Tyndale's significance as a theologian, and the development of the English Reformation cannot be fully understood.

The Blood of Christ in the Theology of William Tyndale

Author: Ralph S Werrell

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 0227903609

Category: Religion

Page: 166

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While Tyndale's importance in the history of biblical translation is well understood, his theology has been much less studied. Ralph Werrell has become the leading authority on his theology, and in The Blood of Christ in the Theology of William Tyndale, he explores the background to and influences on one of Tyndale's central theories. Werrell shows that Tyndale's ideas were developed independently, based on a wide range of earlier theology, and - in particular - from Wycliffite thought. He explains the way in which Old Testament sacrifice featured in Tyndale's thought, explaining his many references to the Epistle to the Hebrews, linking as it does Christ's sacrificial blood with the sacrifices of the Old Testament. Tyndale believed that man died spiritually through Adam's disobedience, and that it was brought back to life by Christ's blood. In this volume, Werrell brings out the differences between the covenant theology of Tyndale and both Luther's theology of the cross and Calvin's forensic justification, showing clearly the originality of Tyndale's beliefs.