Audio by Brian Edwards

William Tyndale

Series: Contending for the faith – part 2

William Tyndale was the first person to translate and print the Bible in English. He was condemned, hunted and eventually murdered for his commitment to giving the laity access to word of God.

John Newton

Brian Edwards tells the remarkable story of John Newton, the 18th Century slave trader who converted to Christianity. Newton is best known for his hymn writing, including ‘Amazing Grace’. But he was also instrumental in counselling abolitionist, William Wilberforce, to stay in politics when others were saying it was no place for a Christian. Brian Edwards is the author of a number of books, including ‘Through Many Dangers: The Story of John Newton’.

William Tyndale: England’s greatest Bible translator

Series: The Reformation – part 2

Working from the continent and hunted by the King’s agents, William Tyndale translated the New Testament into English. By 1526, copies were being smuggled into England. This ‘subversive’ book was hated by the church authorities but eagerly read by the common people. His translation was a linguistic masterpiece that strengthened the Reformation and enriched the English language. Ten years later, Tyndale was arrested and martyred for his commitment to justification by faith in Christ alone. In this PowerPoint lecture, Brian Edwards will re-tell the thrilling and challenging story of William Tyndale and the impact of his work.