By Scott Mandelbrote,Michael Ledger-Lomas
distributed hundreds of thousands of Bibles to the British and the world over have been seriously indebted to Dissent. but no unmarried ebook has explored both what the Bible did for dissenters or what dissenters did to set up the hegemony of the Bible in British tradition. The protracted conflicts over biblical interpretation that
resulted from the bewildering proliferation of dissenting denominations have made it tricky to know their contribution as a complete. This quantity conjures up the good sort within the dissenting learn and use of the Bible whereas insisting at the components that gave it value and underlying harmony. Its ten essays diversity around the interval from the later 17th to the mid-twentieth century and make connection with the entire significant dissenting denominations of the uk. The essays are woven
together via a thematic creation which locations the Bible on the centre of dissenting ecclesiology, eschatology, public worship and 'family religion', whereas charting the political and theological divisions that made the cry of 'the Bible simply' so divisive for dissenters in practice.
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