By Avner Shamir
The objective of this ebook is to discover antagonism in the direction of, and acts of violence opposed to, English Bibles in England and Scotland (and, to a lesser measure, eire) from the English Civil conflict to the tip of the eighteenth century. during this interval, English Bibles have been burnt, torn aside, thrown away and desecrated in theatrical and hugely offensive methods. infantrymen and rebels, monks and laymen, believers and doubters expressed their perspectives and feelings concerning the English Bible (or a specific English Bible) via violent gestures. frequently, Bibles of alternative humans and different denominations have been burnt and desecrated; occasionally humans burnt and destroyed their very own Bibles. by way of concentrating on violent gestures which expressed resentment, rejection and hatred, this e-book furthers our realizing of what the Bible intended for early glossy Christians. extra in particular, it means that non secular identities during this interval weren't shaped just by the pious studying, learn and contemplation of Scripture, but in addition through antagonistic encounters with both Scripture itself and the Bible as a fabric object.