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For further reading about John Wycliffe and the Lollards, please see the links below.
Woodcut of the burning of Lollards
The History of Lollardy, britannia.com
John Wycliffe: Morning Star of the Reformation, Protestant Reformed Churches in America
John Wycliffe and various editions of his Bible, Internet Bible Catalog
While visiting the the Internet Bible Catalog, check out the List of English Translations. It is an alphabetic listing of many Bibles with links to information about them and links to images of sample pages. The early Bibles had beautiful title pages.
1455 AD: Gutenberg Invents the Printing Press; Books May Now be mass-Produced Instead of Individually Hand-Written.
Timeline credit: greatsite.com
About 70 years later, God in his providence enlightened the mind of a man to create a technology that would have a huge impact on the world and on the accessibility of books and Bibles. It was an invention involving the printing press. Up to this time, copying documents was very difficult. Many were done by hand, and some were stamped out using full page carved masters. In 1455 a man named Johannes Gutenberg invented a movable type system. This made the process faster and cheaper. Though there had been a form of movable type printing in the past in Asia, it was not well suited for mass-production. Gutenberg’s process allowed future Bible translators to reproduce their work incredibly more efficiently.
What was the first major book printed with this new technology? It was printed in Latin.
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Permanent Exhibition, The Harry Ransom Center