Fall 2022 Undergraduate English Courses

358:398 The English Bible

01  CAC   TTH5     07919    FULTON   CA-A4

Arguably the most influential event in the history of English literary culture was the translation and printing of the English Bible in Renaissance England. This was the birth of the modern English Bible, largely as we know it, but it was not an easy one. The process of modernization started in the tumultuous reign of Henry VIII when the pioneering translator William Tyndale was burned at the stake. The English Renaissance Bible culminated with the King James Bible, the most dominant translation in any major vernacular. This course is a close study of this Bible, with attention to the traditions of interpretation that shaped the English Bible, and the still burning questions of scholars concerning the original sources and other problems of interpretation. Early modern historical period credit. 

Participation, two exams, a few short papers, and one final paper.