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- Read carefully
the cluster of texts on the Bible, and
then describe, in your own words, Tyndale's
justification for doing a new translation.
What seems to be at stake in Tyndale's
controversial decision to translate the Latin ecclesia as "congregation" rather
than as "church"? What did the
Catholic Thomas More mean when he commented
that Tyndale, by his own stated principles
as a translator, might as well translate "world" as "football"?
- What justification
does lawyer Robert
Aske offer in support of preserving an
older form of life — namely, the monasteries?
What justification might others offer for
attacking the monasteries and defacing images?
- Provide an
objective, third-party account of Anne
Askew's first examination. What position
does each side seem to set out in this exchange?
Compare the treatments of Anne Askew's
martyrdom in John Foxe's narrative and the
the song for the Pilgrimage
of Grace is written in the voice of "us
commons," it is the work of an educated
man, a monk of St. Mary's Abbey. John
Skelton, another educated man of the church,
also wrote verse in the "plain style" associated
with the common people.
- Compare the song with the passage from Skelton's Colin
Clout. How do the two poets go about crafting a "plain" voice?
How much does Colin Clout, Skelton's common man, have in common
with the Pilgrims, and in what does he differ?
- Why might a plain voice be considered suitable for commenting on relations
between the spiritual and the temporal?