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The English Bible and the Seventeenth Century Revolution

By Christopher Hill

The Bible may be the most important book ever written. But in 17th-century England it was also a radical document.
In this brilliant history Christopher Hill analyses the importance of the Bible to the life of England in the period after it became widely printed and read. The book, in particular the Old Testament, taught citizens of England how to react to current events and situations in a very volatile era of its history.
As well as looking at the Bible’s influence on literature, chiefly the works of Bunyan and Milton, Hill also describes the concept of Fast Sermons by men of faith and politics. More than any other nation at the time, England saw itself as the ‘chosen nation’.

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