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Introducing Tyndale

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Weight .25 lbs
Dimensions 7. x 4.75 x .35 in
binding

Paperback

isbn

9781848717558

Format

Book

topic

History and Biography, Reformer Biography

tags

Bible

page-count

110

Banner Pub Date

Apr 7, 2017

Book Description

Among the many memorials to the ‘great and the good’ in London’s Westminster Abbey, there is one made of black marble and inscribed with letters of gold which reads: ‘This tablet was placed here … in thankful commemoration of William Tyndale, B:1490 D:1536, translator of the Holy Scriptures into the language of the English people. A martyr and exile in the cause of liberty and pure religion, he fulfilled the precept which he had taught, “There is none other way into the kingdom of life than through persecution and suffering of pain and of very death after the example of Christ”’.

English-speaking Christians especially owe a great debt of gratitude to William Tyndale. In Introducing Tyndale John Piper introduces the reader to the deeply moving story of Tyndale’s life and death. This serves to whet the appetite for what comes next: an extract from one of Tyndale’s significant works in which the reformer clearly explains and robustly defends the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ in response to one of his fiercest critics. A brief epilogue by the late Robert J. Sheehan outlines Tyndale’s many-sided legacy, bringing the book to a fitting conclusion.

Introducing Tyndale brings to life Tyndale the man, his writings and legacy, for twenty-first-century Christians, and encourages the further exploration of Tyndale’s works.

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  Introduction: ‘Always Singing One Note’—A Vernacular Bible: Why William Tyndale Lived and Died, by John Piper 1
  An Extract from Tyndale’s An Answer to Sir Thomas  
  More’s Dialogue 31
  What the church is 31
  Why Tyndale used this word congregation, rather than church, in the translation of the New Testament 35
  Why he useth this word elder, and not priest 37
  Why he useth love, rather than charity 44
  Why favour, and not grace 45
  Why knowledge, and not confession; repentance, and not penance 46
  Whether the church were before the gospel, or the gospel before the church 49
  Whether the apostles left aught unwritten, that is of necessity to be believed 50
  Whether the church can err 55
  How a true member of Christ’s church sinneth not; and how he is yet a sinner 57
  How a Christian man cannot err, and how he may yet err 58
  Faith is ever assailed and fought withal 60
  The manner and order of our election 62
  Whether the pope and his sect be Christ’s church or no 68
  The arguments wherewith the pope would prove himself the church are solved 71
  Another argument 76
  Epilogue: William Tyndale’s Legacy, by Robert J. Sheehan 87

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    I knew of Tyndale but did not know much about him or the sacrifices he, and others, made. The introduction whetted my appetite to learn more about him. The sample of his work gives the reader enough to tell what his writing is like. The closing section fills in more about Tyndale’s life. If you did not regularly read the Bible before, this book will make you appreciate what Tyndale had to suffer through to get an English translation. I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in learning more about how we ended up getting the translation into English.

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