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|Title: A Companion to Bede: A Reader's Commentary on the Ecclesiastical History of the English People|
By: J. Robert Wright
Number of Pages: 152
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 2008
|Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)|
Weight: 14 ounces
Stock No: WW863096
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A Companion to Bede allows readers to follow the major English translations of Bede??'s work, chapter by chapter and verse by verse, while still remaining faithful to the original Latin text. This guide enables readers to understand exactly what Bede is trying to say, what he means, and why his words and account remain so important. Wright seeks to provide answers to the questions careful readers ask. His focus ? like Bede??'s own ? in this volume is the church itself, in all its aspects, helping to explain the features in the history??'s narrative that Bede himself thought were the most significant.
There are countless numbers of books and articles about Bede, but there is no other comprehensive companion to his text that can be read in tandem with Bede himself, illuminating his own meanings and intention.
Thirteen centuries later, this thorough and reliable guide by J. Robert Wright enables todays readers to follow the major English translations of Bedes work and to understand exactly what Bede was saying, what he meant, and why his words and account remain so important. Wrights Companion to Bede provides the answers to most questions that careful, intelligent readers of Bede are apt to ask. Despite the countless numbers of books and articles about Bede, there is no other comprehensive companion to his text that can be read in tandem with the medieval author himself.
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"Bede's humanity, shining through his straightforward and accessible style, has won him legions of followers from the very beginning. Each generation, at least one major kindred spirit emerges from among his scholarly readers, such as Plummer in the nineteenth century and Colgrave and Mynors in the twentieth. In our day we now have Canon Wright, who has distilled a lifetime's study of Bede into this Companion, a sure guide for the latest generation fortunate enough to fall under Bede's spell."
John V. Fleming
"J. Robert Wright's Companion to Bede is designed for first-time readers of the Ecclesiastical History, for whom it offers most welcome guidance, encouragement, and reassurance. It will prove hardly less useful to the seasoned medievalist, for Wright clarifies, without oversimplification, the sometimes puzzling structure of Bede's greatest work and the interrelationships of its subjects and themes. This judicious and uncluttered commentary is of the sort that only an encyclopedic command of the historiography of early England could enable. A most valuable work."
Anglican Theological Review
"This volume will be of value to the undergraduate and graduate, to the seminarian and Christian educator, as well as to the scholar. . . . As Wright remarks, it is still a pleasure to read Bedes History . . . and it is now our pleasure to have such a congenial and reliable guide."
"It behooves any who would love Anglicanism to return again to the Ecclesiastical History, and for most who do so, a knowledgeable companion along the way would be appreciated if not absolutely needed. Wright proves as capable a guide as one could wish for no small accomplishment."