One of the key foundation books of the English Reformation, The Obedience of a Christian Man 1528 makes a radical challenge to the established order of the all powerful Church of its time Himself a priest, Tyndale boldly claims that there is just one social structure created by God to which all must be obedient, without the intervention of the rule of the Pope He argues that Christians cannot be saved simply by performing ceremonies or by hearing the Scriptures in Latin, which most could not understand, and that all should have access to the Bible in their own language an idea that was then both bold and dangerous Powerful in thought and theological learning, this is a landmark in religious and political thinking. Download The Obedience of a Christian Man By William Tyndale – tbjewellers.co.uk
William Tyndale t nd l sometimes spelled Tynsdale, Tindall, Tindill, Tyndall c 1494 1536 was an English scholar who became a leading figure in Protestant reform in the years leading up to his execution He is well known for his translation of the Bible into English He was influenced by the work of Desiderius Erasmus, who made the Greek New Testament available in Europe, and by Martin Luther While a number of partial translations had been made from the seventh century onward, the spread of Wycliffe s Bible resulted in a death sentence for any unlicensed possession of Scripture in English even though translations in all other major European languages had been accomplished and made available Tyndale s translation was the first English Bible to draw directly from Hebrew and Greek texts, the first English one to take advantage of the printing press, and first of the new English Bibles of the Reformation It was taken to be a direct challenge to the hegemony of both the Church of England and the laws of England to maintain the church s position In 1530, Tyndale also wrote The Practyse of Prelates, opposing Henry VIII s divorce from Catherine of Aragon on the grounds that it contravened Scripture.
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