18 September 2015 A.D. ENGLISH REFORMATION: William Fulke & Necessity of English Bible Translations
A Defence of the Sincere and True Translations of the Holy Scriptures into the English Tongue, against the Cavils of Gregory Martin
Author: William Fulke
Editor: Charles Henry Hartshorne
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 1843
One of the most significant and divisive issues in the English Reformation was Bible translation. This volume from the Parker Society presents Puritan minister William Fulke’s defense of an English Bible. Fulke rails against Catholic priest Gregory Martin’s attacks on English translations as dangerous and unreliable, advocating for the widespread distribution of a Bible in the people’s tongue. The volume includes a biographical sketch of the spirited Fulke, and is indicative of the groundswell of Reformed theology that carried the Church of England away from Rome.
William Fulke (1538–1589) was an English Puritan divine, and a leading figure in the vestments controversy over English church identity.