Tyndale, William

(c. 1494-1536)
   Biblical Scholar.
   Tyndale was born in Gloucestershire and he was educated at both Oxford and Cambridge Universities. He became convinced that the only way to dispel the ignorance of lay people was to translate the New Testament into English, but he received no encouragement from the Church authorities. Consequently he moved to Germany and, despite continual harassment, the project was completed in 1525. It was promptly attacked in England by such eminent figures as Archbishop Warham and Thomas more. He spent the rest of his life in Antwerp, where he embarked on a translation of the Old Testament and produced treatises such as The Parable of the Wicked Mammon and The Obedience of a Christian Man. Today his style is much admired, but in his own time the persecution continued. Eventually he was arrested in Vivorde where he was strangled and burnt at the stake.
   F.F. Bruce, The English Bible: A History of Translations, 2nd edn (1970);
   G. Carey, William Tyndale: Reformer and Rebel (1994);
   C.H. Williams, William Tyndale (1966).

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