The Obedience of a Christian Man (Paperback)

The Obedience of a Christian Man By William Tyndale, David Scott Daniell (Notes by), David Scott Daniell (Introduction by) Cover Image
By William Tyndale, David Scott Daniell (Notes by), David Scott Daniell (Introduction by)
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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.

About the Author

William Tyndale (c1495-1536) produced the first translation of the New Testament from the original Greek rather than the church's Latin version. It was denounced by the English bishops and Tyndale settled in Antwerp. Arrested for heresy and imprisoned in 1535, he was then strangled and burnt at the stake. David Daniell is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of London, author of the authoritative biography of Tyndale (Yale, 1994) and editor of Tyndale's Biblical translations.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780140434774
ISBN-10: 0140434771
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: October 1st, 2000
Pages: 272
Language: English
Series: Penguin Classics