Secrets of the Dead: Season 6, Episode 2

Battle for the Bible (25 Apr. 2007)

TV Episode  |  Documentary, History, Mystery
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Three men of the Middle Ages dare to circulate English-language translations of the Bible and pay dearly for their heresy.



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Episode credited cast:
Himself - Narrator (voice)
John Higgins ...
William Tyndale
Thomas Cranmer
Graham Turner ...
John Wycliffe
Himself - Bible Readings (voice)
Lori Anne Ferrell ...
Herself - Professor of English and History
David Daniell ...
Himself - Author
Diarmaid MacCulloch ...
Himself - Professor of the History of the Church
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Guido Latre ...
Himself - Professor of Literature and Arts


Three men who dared to circulate English-language translations of the Bible and paid dearly for their heresy are the subject of this episode. The dangerous lives of the Bible translators, John Wycliffe (mid-1320s - 1384) and William Tyndale (c. 1494 - 1536), and the English Reformation leader Thomas Cranmer (1489 - 1556) are depicted. Modern-day scholars and historians are interviewed. Written by J. Spurlin

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