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Riassunto: The King James Bible, the most famous English-language Bible, was the culmination of centuries of work by various translators, most notably John Wycliffe in the fifteenth century and William Tyndale in the sixteenth. In this enthralling account of the tumultuous politics surrounding the translation of the Bible into vernacular languages, Benson Bobrick, a professor from Columbia University, shows how the achievement of Tyndale and other translators had a permanent influence on the English-speaking world. As the historian Macaulay wrote of the King James version: 'If everything else in our language should perish, it alone would suffice to show the extent of its beauty and power.' But the King James scholars relied on Wycliffe and particularly Tyndale, polishing their translations and giving us phrases that are still part of the English language: - 'eat, drink and be merry', 'the powers that be', 'the salt of the earth', 'let there be light', 'and the truth shall make you free', 'the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak', 'the root of all evil'., 'fight the good fight', 'a thorn in the flesh', 'labour of love', 'the fat of the land', 'the sweat of the brow', 'to cast pearls before swine' 'am I my brother's keeper?' among them.
L'autore: Benson Bobrick earned his Ph.D at Columbia University, USA. Lewis Mumford called his LABYRINTHS OF IRON: 'An extraordinarily original work, by a mind of the first order. Full of hitherto unused data and new perceptions. Fresh and significant.'
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