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Building Faith Through Church History
Since its original publication in 1611, the King James Bible has had immeasurable influence on religion , language, culture, art and literature–yet its road to influence and acceptance was paved with darkness. International politics, subversion, lust, and bloodshed set the stage for the heroic “heretics” who sought to translate the world of God into the English vernacular. Fires of Faith crisscrosses a tumultuous Europe at the birth of religious freedom and chronicles characters central to the Reformation, including John Wycliffe, Martin Luther, King Henry VIII, and “Bloody” Queen Mary I, culminating withe reign of King James I and his commissioned translation of the Bible. At the forefront of the saga is William Tyndale, the British religious scholar who directed the translation and ultimately became a martyr in the fires of faith. This intriguing three-part documentary series features more than 130 reenactments filmed in eight countries with great care taken to accurately represent the represent the scenes visually and historically. Commentary from 18 international scholars and religious leaders tells the story of one of the greatest committee efforts in history–efforts that resulted in the most influential and enduring book in the Western world has ever seen.