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The Contested History of a Book


The German Bible of the Later Middle Ages and Reformation in Legend, Ideology, and Scholarship


This paper explores the common misconception that vernacular translations of the Bible were not available prior to Luther. In fact, Luther may have relied on these to accomplish his own work toward what became a more preferable translation.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-4632-0126-5
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Publication Status: In Print

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 1079
Publication Date: Mar 14,2012
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 42
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0126-5
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This paper explores the common misconception that vernacular translations of the Bible were not available prior to Luther. Voices of more radical Lutheran ideology praise their founder as a pioneer, but Luther may have relied on prior vernacular Bibles to accomplish his own work toward what became the more preferable translation. Those dated earlier had a reputation for inaccuracies and poor diction. Gow provides a detailed history of the Luther Bible's esteem.

This paper explores the common misconception that vernacular translations of the Bible were not available prior to Luther. Voices of more radical Lutheran ideology praise their founder as a pioneer, but Luther may have relied on prior vernacular Bibles to accomplish his own work toward what became the more preferable translation. Those dated earlier had a reputation for inaccuracies and poor diction. Gow provides a detailed history of the Luther Bible's esteem.

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Andrew C. Gow

  • THE CONTESTED HISTORY OF A BOOK: THE GERMAN BIBLE OF THE LATER MIDDLE AGES AND REFORMATION IN LEGEND, IDEOLOGY, AND SCHOLARSHIP (page 5)