Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Early Reformation on the Continent$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Owen Chadwick

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780198269021

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198269021.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 19 April 2019

The Bible

The Bible

Chapter:
(p.12) 2 The Bible
Source:
The Early Reformation on the Continent
Author(s):

Owen Chadwick (Contributor Webpage)

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0198269021.003.0002

The scholarly movement of going ‘back to the sources’ challenged the authority of the Latin version of the Bible known as the Vulgate. Erasmus's New Testament created great interest and controversy, helping to make him the most celebrated scholar in Europe, while the revival of the study of Hebrew led in Germany to the violent pamphlet war sparked off by the work of Johannes Reuchlin. The translation of the Bible into the vernacular languages became a principal Protestant demand, but it was a formidable task, made difficult by the variety of spoken dialects. But Luther in his constantly revised translation created ‘the first true work of art in the history of German prose’. The sixteenth century also produced a marvellous series of illustrated Bibles, which were widely used despite the high cost.

Keywords:   Bible, Erasmus, language study, Martin Luther, Johannes Reuchlin, vernacular languages

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .