Fundamentalist reading can stir passions and provoke violence that changes the world. This book reminds us of the sources, and profound consequences, of Christian fundamentalism in the sixteenth century. It focuses on a critical moment in early modern England, specifically the cultural transformation that allowed common folk to read the Bible.
James Simpson is Donald P. and Katherine B. Loker Professor of English, and Harvard College Professor, Harvard University.
Winner of Independent Publisher Book Awards: Religion Silver Award 2008.