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Burning to Read: English Fundamentalism and Its Reformation Opponents
by James Simpson
Harvard University Press, 2007
eISBN: 978-0-674-04367-1 | Cloth: 978-0-674-02671-1
Library of Congress Classification BR375.S54 2007
Dewey Decimal Classification 274.206

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Amid present-day conflagrations, this illuminating book reminds us of the sources, and profound consequences, of Christian fundamentalism in the sixteenth century. Simpson focuses on the cultural transformation in early modern England that allowed common people to read the Bible for the first time. The last wave of fundamentalist reading in the West provoked 150 years of violent upheaval; as we approach a second wave, this powerful book alerts us to our peril.

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