It seems like everyone has heard of the Reformation, but have you ever wondered how this 16th century movement affected the church and the texts we read? What were the big thought shifts, what made them possible, and do they still affect us today? These are a few of the questions tackled in the first four sessions of this course as Dr. Baden and Dr. Gordon discuss the Bible and the translators who changed how we thought of it. Follow them from the influence of the Vulgate and the invention of the printing press through to vernacular translations and their effect on biblical reception.
The latter four sessions of this course look at four specific texts from the Old Testament that were of central import to the reformers as they navigated issues of and interactions between Bible and society.