Henry Graham: Where we got the Bible

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Jun 4 2012 4:07 PM

I came accross this small book by chance, surfing the web and visiting some Roman Catholic apologetic sites. It seems the author wanted to give a counterweight to popular myths that were around when the KJV had her 300s anniversary. Thus Graham tells the story of the English bible from the (for me) unusual RCC perspective. Since much of the same discussion still is with us as we just clear away the party decoration of KJVs 400's birthday, it's an interesting read.

This is not a heavily footnoted scholarly work, but a readable portion of church history - clearly taking sides, but that's why I want it to have it in my Logos library. Not that I think Graham is the infallible truth, but to balance the oft-told reformers' story. Since nine of ten people in Germany who know of Martin Luther would swear he was the first to translate the bible into German (which is wrong), some of Graham's arguments sound at least very reasonable to me. 

I liked his sentence "I am one of those who hold that the 'Dark Ages' were ages full of light in comparison to these in which we are now living." and (off-topically) a rather prophetic depiction of the twentieth century.

This book - written in 1911 - clearly is in the Public Domain and can be found in various editions on the web, including the archive.org library. My text source was http://www.catholicapologetics.info/apologetics/protestantism/wbible.htm - however, it seems it's available in quite recent print versions as well - Amazon has it e.g. here, with a nice cover picture.

Due to the kind of the book, I have done only minimal work (so maybe not all of the sparse bible references are picked up automatically, and I haven't checked whether his citations are linkable to Logos resources - maybe sometime later) and there are no page numbers. Hope you enjoy it nevertheless! 

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fgh | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 6 2012 8:29 AM

Looks interesting. Thanks.

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Graham tells the story of the English bible from the (for me) unusual RCC perspective.

If one of the Amazon reviews is to be believed "Rev. Graham set out to detail the sins of the Catholic Church and ended converting". Stick out tongue

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Milford Charles Murray | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 15 2012 5:18 AM

NB.Mick:

I came accross this small book by chance, surfing the web and visiting some Roman Catholic apologetic sites. It seems the author wanted to give a counterweight to popular myths that were around when the KJV had her 300s anniversary. Thus Graham tells the story of the English bible from the (for me) unusual RCC perspective. Since much of the same discussion still is with us as we just clear away the party decoration of KJVs 400's birthday, it's an interesting read.

This is not a heavily footnoted scholarly work, but a readable portion of church history

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