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The Cambridge History of the Bible, The West from the by S. L. Greenslade

By S. L. Greenslade

Quantity three covers the results of the Bible at the heritage of the West among the Reformation and the e-book of the hot English Bible.

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Moreover, many a devout scholar believed that purification of Latin style would bring purification and renewal in theology. This renewal of good Latin was effective in Italy as early as 1444 when Valla showed in the very title of his frequently printed book one aspect of what was required, Elegantiae Latini Sermonis. A useful grammar, however, did not appear before 1501 when Aldus Manutius, the first of those humanist printers whose aid in trilingual studies was to prove so effective, issued his Institutiones Grammaticae.

W , 4 0 , 1, 4 5 8 , line 8f. E A , 6 3 , 1 1 4 - 1 5 . 21 Cambridge Histories Online © Cambridge University Press, 2008 From the Reformation to the Present Day that spirit in which Scripture was written, because the Spirit is never to be found more present and lively than in the sacred writings themselves. Putting aside all human books we should steep ourselves in Scripture.. we must recognize that Scripture is of itself most certain, simple and open. Scripture is its own interpreter, proving, judging, and illuminating every­ thing.

Herminjard, Correspondance des Réformateurs ( 1 8 6 6 ) , i, 1 5 . T h e other quotations from Lefévre are taken from his address to the Christian reader in his Commentarii Initiatorii in Quatuor Evangelio. ( 1 5 2 2 ) . 39 Cambridge Histories Online © Cambridge University Press, 2008 From the Reformation to the Present Day studies, bonae litterae must serve sacrae litterae. This emphasis is made plain in the inaugural lecture given by Melanchthon on his appointment, at the age of twenty-one, as professor of Greek at Wittenberg in 1518, where his enthusiasm startled and delighted his audience as he spoke of the vivifying study of Hebrew, Greek and Latin.

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