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The Resource Burning to read : English fundamentalism and its Reformation opponents, James Simpson

Burning to read : English fundamentalism and its Reformation opponents, James Simpson

Label
Burning to read : English fundamentalism and its Reformation opponents
Title
Burning to read
Title remainder
English fundamentalism and its Reformation opponents
Statement of responsibility
James Simpson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The evidence is everywhere: fundamentalist reading can stir passions and provoke violence that changes the world. Amid such present day conflagrations, this book reminds us of the sources and profound consequences of Christian fundamentalism in the sixteenth century." "James Simpson focuses on a critical moment in early modern England, specifically the cultural transformation that allowed common folk to read the Bible for the first time. Widely understood and accepted as the grounding moment of liberalism, this was actually, Simpson tells us, the source of fundamentalism, and of different kinds of persecutory violence. His argument overturns a widely held interpretation of sixteenth-century Protestant reading - and a crucial tenet of the liberal tradition." "After exploring the heroism and achievements of sixteenth-century English Lutherans, particularly William Tyndale, Burning to Read turns to the bad news of the Lutheran Bible. Simpson outlines the dark, dynamic, yet demeaning paradoxes of Lutheran reading: its demands that readers hate the biblical text before they can love it; that they be constantly on the lookout for unreadable signs of their own salvation; that evangelical readers be prepared to repudiate friends and all tradition on the basis of their personal reading of Scripture. Such reading practice provoked violence not only against Lutheranism's stated enemies, as Simpson demonstrates. It also prompted psychological violence and permanent schism within its own adherents." "The last wave of fundamentalist reading in the West provoked 150 years of violent upheaval. As we approach a second wave, this powerful book alerts us to our peril."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Simpson, James
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BR375
LC item number
.S54 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • Reading
Label
Burning to read : English fundamentalism and its Reformation opponents, James Simpson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [285]-340) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Two Hundred Years of Biblical Violence.
  • p. 10
  • 2.
  • Good Bible News.
  • p. 34
  • 3.
  • Salvation, Reading, and Textual Hatred.
  • p. 68
  • 4.
  • Literal Sense and Predestination.
  • p. 106
  • 5.
  • Bible Reading, Persecution, and Paranoia.
  • p. 142
  • 6.
  • History as Error.
  • p. 184
  • 7.
  • Thomas More and Textual Trust.
  • p. 222
  • 8.
  • Tragic Scene of Early Modern Reading.
  • p. 260
  • Abbreviations.
  • p. 284
  • Notes.
  • p. 285
  • Index.
  • p. 341
Control code
ocm87750541
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
viii, 346 p.
Isbn
9780674026711
Lccn
2007011203
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Burning to read : English fundamentalism and its Reformation opponents, James Simpson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [285]-340) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Two Hundred Years of Biblical Violence.
  • p. 10
  • 2.
  • Good Bible News.
  • p. 34
  • 3.
  • Salvation, Reading, and Textual Hatred.
  • p. 68
  • 4.
  • Literal Sense and Predestination.
  • p. 106
  • 5.
  • Bible Reading, Persecution, and Paranoia.
  • p. 142
  • 6.
  • History as Error.
  • p. 184
  • 7.
  • Thomas More and Textual Trust.
  • p. 222
  • 8.
  • Tragic Scene of Early Modern Reading.
  • p. 260
  • Abbreviations.
  • p. 284
  • Notes.
  • p. 285
  • Index.
  • p. 341
Control code
ocm87750541
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
viii, 346 p.
Isbn
9780674026711
Lccn
2007011203
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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