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An Introduction to the Medieval Bible (Introduction to Religion) [Paperback]

Frans van Liere

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31 Mar 2014 Introduction to Religion
The Middle Ages spanned the period between two watersheds in the history of the biblical text: Jerome's Latin translation c.405 and Gutenberg's first printed version in 1455. The Bible was arguably the most influential book during this time, affecting spiritual and intellectual life, popular devotion, theology, political structures, art, and architecture. In an account that is sensitive to the religiously diverse world of the Middle Ages, Frans van Liere offers here an accessible introduction to the study of the Bible in this period. Discussion of the material evidence - the Bible as book - complements an in-depth examination of concepts such as lay literacy and book culture. This introduction includes a thorough treatment of the principles of medieval hermeneutics, and a discussion of the formation of the Latin bible text and its canon. It will be a useful starting point for all those engaged in medieval and biblical studies.


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An accessible account of the Bible in the Middle Ages for those engaged in medieval and biblical studies. Discussion of the material evidence - the Bible as book - complements in-depth examination of lay literacy and book culture. Principles of medieval hermeneutics and the formation of the medieval canon are examined.

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Frans van Liere is Professor of History at Calvin College. His most recent publications include Andrew of Saint Victor, Commentary on Samuel and Kings (2009) and Interpretation of Scripture: Theory (Victorine Texts in Translation), Volume 3 (co-edited with Franklin Harkins, 2012).

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Van Liere has given us easily the best and most up-to-date introduction to the medieval Bible available in English, which includes comprehensive bibliographical resources. The striking shortcoming is the volume's paucity of illustrations, offering merely a dozen (albeit well chosen) black and white reproductions. Nevertheless, a masterful achievement, to which students of the history of the Bible will be indebted.
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