The Obedience Of A Christian Man by William Tyndale

The Obedience Of A Christian Man

byWilliam TyndaleNotes byDavid Scott DaniellIntroduction byDavid Scott Daniell

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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.

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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 ...

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Title:The Obedience Of A Christian ManFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 0.6 inPublished:October 1, 2000Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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In 1526 William Tyndale translated the Bible into English vernacular, and made scriptural wisdom directly available even to the “boy that driveth the plough.” Since English was the widely understood language of the secular realm, this amounted to a challenge against the role of the church — and drew the enmity of England’s corrupt clergy onto the head of the translator. Tyndale was eventually executed for his action, but The Obedience of a Christian Man remains his articulate defense; it celebrates the direct communion between man and God, and helped to articulate the impending Reformation.