Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Collecting early bibles in English + more about first Bibles

Bookride: Collecting early bibles in English 2:
"The first versions of the Bible in English were manuscripts created from the 1380s by Dr John Wycliffe (1328 - 84 ), a professor of theology at Oxford University, and his followers. Wycliffe’s main gripe was with the unethical practices of the Church
the Pope exacted a kind of revenge 44 years after his death by ordering his bones to be exhumed, crushed and scattered in the English Channel."

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