Heretic and Hero; William Tyndale's Efforts to Translate the Bible into English Resulted in His Being Martyred, Garrotted and Burned as a Heretic
Nicholson, Adam, The Evening Standard (London, England)
Byline: ADAM NICHOLSON
WILLIAM Tyndale, in a smaller and subsidiary way, is as extraordinary a figure as his hero and mentor Martin Luther.
Both men reshaped the languages they spoke, both introduced the scriptures to their peoples against the most violent opposition of state and church, both changed the world in which they lived and both suffered for the cause to which they had devoted their lives, Luther gripped by agonising stomach cramps after years of strain and struggle, Tyndale martyred, garrotted and then burned, as a heretic in Catholic Flanders.
Brian Moynahan's biography of this difficult, aggressive, unworldly and monomaniacal man is a triumph.
There have been lives of Tyndale before - hagiographical in the 19th century, speculative in …
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Publication information: Article title: Heretic and Hero; William Tyndale's Efforts to Translate the Bible into English Resulted in His Being Martyred, Garrotted and Burned as a Heretic. Contributors: Nicholson, Adam - Author. Newspaper title: The Evening Standard (London, England). Publication date: July 29, 2002. Page number: 44. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group.
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