By S. L. Greenslade
The 2 prior volumes of this entire and luxurious old resource, produced via a good group of students, are The Cambridge background of the Bible: quantity 1, From the Beginnings to Jerome and The Cambridge heritage of the Bible: quantity 2, The West from the Fathers to the Reformation.
Chapters comprise "The Bible within the Reformation" (by Roland H. Bainton, biographer of Martin Luther; the following I Stand: a lifetime of Martin Luther (Hendrickson vintage Biographies)), "English types of the Bible, 1525-1611," "The Bible within the Roman Catholic Church from Trent to the current Day," "The upward push of contemporary Biblical Scholarship and up to date dialogue of the Authority of the Bible," "English types given that 1611," etc.
Here are a few consultant quotations from the volume:
"But on different events Luther behaved as is he have been minded to open an issue at the canon not just of the previous testomony but additionally of the recent. 'I so hate Esther and II Maccabees that I want they didn't exist. there's an excessive amount of Judaism in them and never a bit heathenism.'" (Pg. 6-7)
"John Toland ... took the view that there couldn't potentially be something mysterious in Christianity on account that secret was once opposite to cause. Absurdities within the biblical documents needs to for that reason be eradicated, and Toland proceeded in his subsequent paintings to excise these components of the recent testomony which looked as if it would him to be incomprehensible." (Pg. 241)
"The web results of the Deist controversy, because it affected Holy Scripture, was once to go away the normal view of the authority of the Bible in a far weakened condition... to bandy in regards to the sacred texts in public dispute, and to make the Scriptures the small switch of pamphleteers, was once straight away to unseat the Bible from the pedestal on which it were put within the 17th century. The awe and reverence with which its exaltation into the seat of infallible authority had surrounded it have been quickly tarnished within the tough and tumble of debate." (Pg. 243)
"For 80 years after its book in 1611, the King James model persevered sour assaults. It used to be denounced as theologically unsound and ecclesiastical biased, as truckling to the king and unduly deferring to his trust in witchcraft, as unfaithful to the Hebrew textual content and depending an excessive amount of at the Septuagint. the non-public integrity of the translators used to be impugned." (Pg. 361)