Selected Bibliography

The following sources together constitute a point of departure for further research in Tyndale studies. Each of the six volumes will contain specific bibliographies related to topics treated in those volumes.  

Primary Sources

  • Tyndale, William. A compendious introduccion, prologe or preface vn to the pistle off Paul to the Romayns. Worms, 1526. STC 24438. 
  • _____. The obedie[n]ce of a Christen man. Antwerp, 1528. STC 24446.
  • _____. The parable of the wicked mammon. Antwerp, 1528. STC 24454.
  • _____. The practyse of prelates. Antwerp, 1530. STC 24465.
  • _____. An answere vnto sir Thomas Mores dialoge. Antwerp, 1531. STC 24437.
  • _____. The exposition of the fyrste epistle of seynt Jhon with a prologge before it. Antwerp, 1531. STC 24443.
  • _____. An exposicion vppon the v. vi. vii. chapters of Mathew. Antwerp, 1533? STC 24440.
  • _____. The whole workes of W. Tyndall, John Frith, and Doct. Barnes. Edited by John Foxe. London, 1572-73. STC 24436.
  • _____. The Works of the English Reformers: William Tyndale and John Frith. Ed. Thomas Russell. 3 vols. London: Ebenezer Palmer, 1831.
  • _____. Doctrinal Treatises and Introductions to Different Portions of the Holy Scriptures. Edited by Rev. Henry Walter. Cambridge: Parker Society, 1849.
  • _____. Expositions and Notes on Sundry Portions of the Holy Scriptures, together with The Practice of Prelates. Edited by Henry Walter. Cambridge: Parker Society, 1849.
  • _____. An Answer to Sir Thomas More’s Dialoge; The Supper of the Lord; and Wm Tracy’s Testament Expounded. Edited by Henry Walter. Cambridge: Parker Society, 1850. 
  • _____. An Answere Vnto Sir Thomas Mores Dialoge. Edited by Anne M. O’Donnell and Jared Wicks. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2000.
  • _____. The Obedience of a Christian Man. Edited by David Daniell. London: Penguin Books, 2000.

Secondary Sources

  • Anderson, Marvin W. “William Tyndale (d 1536): A Martyr for All Seasons.” Sixteenth Century Journal 17 (1986): 331-52.
  • Arblaster, Paul, Gergely Juhász, and Guido Latré, eds. Tyndale’s Testament. Turnhout: Brepols, 2002.
  • Bagchi, D.V.N. “Tyndale, More, and the Anatomy of Heresy.” Reformation 2 (1997): 262-81.
  • Baskerville, E. J. “Some Lost Works of Propaganda and Polemic from the Marian Period.” The Library 6th series 8 (1986): 47-52.
  • The Bible as Book: The First Printed Editions, edited by Kimberly Van Kampen and Paul Saenger. London: The British Library, 1999.
  • The Bible as Book: The Reformation, edited by Orlaith O'Sullivan. London: The British Library, 2000.
  • Biblical Humanism and Scholasticism in the Age of Erasmus, edited by Erika Rummel. Leiden: Brill, 2008.
  • Blayney, Peter W. M. The Stationers’ Company and the Printers of London, 1501-1557. 2 vols. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.
  • Boehrer, Bruce. “Tyndale’s The Practyse of Prelates: Reformation Doctrine and the Royal Supremacy”. Renaissance and Reformation/Renaissance et Reforme 10.3 (1986 Aug.): 257-276.
  • Chuilleanáin, Eiléan. “The Debate Between Thomas More and William Tyndale, 1528-1533: Ideas on Literature and Religion.” Journal of Ecclesiastical History 39 (1988): 382-411.
  • Collinson, Patrick. “William Tyndale and the Course of the English Reformation.” Reformation 1 (1996): 72-97.
  • Cressy, David. "Book Burning in Tudor and Stuart England." Sixteenth Century Journal 36 (2005): 359-74.
  • Cummings, Brian. “Justifying God in Tyndale’s English.” Reformation 2 (1997): 143-71.
  • _____. The Literary Culture of the Reformation: Grammar and Grace. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.
  • _____. “William Tyndale and Erasmus on How to Read the Bible: A Newly Discovered Manuscript of the English Enchiridion.Reformation 23 (2018): 29-52.
  • Daniell, David. William Tyndale: A Biography. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001.
  • Day, John T., and Anne M. O’Donnell, ed. Word, Church, and State: Tyndale Quincentenary Essays. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 1998.
  • De Nave, F. Antwerp, Dissident Typographical Centre: The Role of Antwerp Printers in the Religious Conflicts in England (16th Century). Antwerp: Snoeck-Ducaju & Zoon, 1994.
  • Dick, John A. R. and Anne Richardson, ed. William Tyndale and the Law. Kirksville, MO: Sixteenth Century Journal Publications, 1994.
  • Douthit-Weir, J. L. “Tyndale’s The Obedience of a Christian Man: An English First Edition.” The Library 5th series 30 (1975): 95-107.
  • Felch, Susan M., and Clare Costley King’oo. "Reading Tyndale’s Obedience in Whole and in Part." Reformation 21.2 (2016): 86-111.
  • Fines, J. “An Unnoticed Tract of the Tyndale-More Dispute.” The Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research 42 (1969): 220-30.
  • Flesseman-VanLeer, E. “The Controversy about Scripture and Tradition Between Thomas More and William Tyndale.” Nederlands Archief voor Kerkgeschiendenis 43 (1959): 143-64.
  • _____. “The Controversy about Ecclesiology Between Thomas More and William Tyndale.” Nederlands Archief voor Kerkgeschiendenis 44 (1960): 65-68.
  • Ginsberg, David. “Ploughboys Versus Prelates: Tyndale More and the Politics of Biblical Translation.” Sixteenth Century Journal 19.1 (1988): 45-61.
  • Haas, Steven W. “Simon Fish, William Tyndale, and Sir Thomas More’s Lutheran Conspiracy.” Journal of Ecclesiastical History 23 (1972): 125-36.
  • Hammond, Gerald. “William Tyndale’s Pentateuch: Its Relation to Luther’s German Bible and the Hebrew Original.” Renaissance Quarterly 33 (1980): 351-85.
  • Hecht, Jamey. “Limitations of Textuality in Thomas More’s Confutation of Tyndale’s Answer.” Sixteenth Century Journal 26.4 (1995): 823-28.
  • Hitchcock, James. “More and Tyndale’s Controversy over Revelation: A Test of the McLuhan Hypothesis.” Journal of the American Academy of Religion 39 (1971): 448-66.
  • Johnston, Andrew G., and Jean-François Gilmont. “Printing and the Reformation in Antwerp.” In The Reformation and the Book, edited by Jean-François Gilmont and translated by Karin Maag. Aldershot: Ashgate, 1998. 188-213.
  • Juhász, Gergely. Translating the Resurrection: The Debate between William Tyndale and George Joye in Its Historical and Theological Context. Leiden: Brill, 2014.
  • Juhász, Gergely & Paul Arblaster. “Can Translating the Bible Be Bad for Your Health? William Tyndale and the Falsification of Memory.” In More Than Memory. The Discourse of Martyrdom and the Construction of Christian Identity in the History of Christianity, edited by Johan Leemans. Annua Nuntia Lovaniensia 51 (Leuven: Peeters, 2005): 315-340.
  • Karpman, Dahlia M. “William Tyndale’s Response to the Hebraic Tradition.” Studies in the Renaissance 14 (1967): 110-30.
  • King, John N. “‘The Light of Printing’: William Tyndale, John Foxe, John Day, and Early Modern Print Culture.” Renaissance Quarterly 54 (2001): 52-85.
  • Kronenberg, M. E. “Forged Addresses in Low Countries Books in the Period of the Reformation.” The Library 5th series 2 (1947): 81-94.
  • _____. “Notes on English Printing in the Low Countries (Early Sixteenth Century).” The Library 4th series 9 (1928): 139-163.
  • Marsden, Richard. “In the Twinkling of an Eye: The English of Scripture before Tyndale.” Leeds Studies in English 31 (2000): 145-72.
  • Martin, Jan J. "Letting English Words Stand: Thomas More, William Tyndale and the Common Expression of English Theology." Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte 106 (2015): 92-114.
  • Maveety, Stanley R. “Doctrine in Tyndale’s New Testament: Translation as a Tendentious Art.” Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900 6 (1966): 151-58.
  • Mayer, Thomas F. “If Martyrs are to be Exchanged with Martyrs: The Kidnappings of William Tyndale and Reginald Pole.” Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte 81 (1990): 286-308.
  • McDiarmid, John F. “The Defense of Tyndale, 1528-1533.” Shakespeare and Renaissance Association of West Virginia Selected Papers 9 (1984): 56-68.
  • _____. “Humanism, Protestantism, and English Scripture, 1533-1540.” Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies 14 (1984): 121-38.
  • _____. “The practice of prelates: Tyndale’s papal narrative and its German model.” Reformation 9 (2004): 25-48.
  • McGiffert, Michael. “William Tyndale’s Conception of Covenant.” Journal of Ecclesiastical History 32 (1981): 167-84.
  • More, Thomas. A Dialogue Concerning Heresies. In The Complete Works of St. Thomas More, edited by Thomas M. C. Lawler, Germain Marc’hadour, and Richard C. Marius. 2 vols. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1981.
  • _____. The Confutation of Tyndale’s Answer. In The Complete Works of St. Thomas More, edited by Louis A. Schuster, Richard C. Marius, James P. Lusardi, and Richard J. Schoeck. 3 vols. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1973.
  • The New Cambridge History of the Bible, Volume 3: From 1450 to 1750, edited by Euan Cameron. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016.
  • O’Donnell, Anne M. Biblical Interpretation in the Age of Thomas More, special issue of Moreana 28 (July 1991).
  • _____. “Editing the Independent Works of William Tyndale.” In Editing Texts from the Age of Erasmus: Papers given at the thirteenth annual conference on editorial problems, University of Toronto, 4-5 November 1994, edited by Erika Rummell. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1996. 49-70.
  • Pineas, Rainer. “More Versus Tyndale: A Study of Controversial Technique.” Modern Language Quarterly 24 (1963): 144-50.
  • _____. “William Tyndale: Controversialist.” Studies in Philology 60 (1963): 117-32.
  • _____. “William Tyndale’s Influence on John Bale’s Polemical Use of History.” Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte 53 (1962): 79-96.
  • _____. “William Tyndale’s Polemical Use of the Scriptures.” Nederlands Archief voor Kerkgeschiendenis (1962): 65-78.
  • _____. “William Tyndale’s Use of history as a Weapon of Religious Controversy.” Harvard Theological Review 55 no. 2 (1962): 24-45.
  • Rankin, Mark. “John Foxe and the Earliest Readers of William Tyndale’s The Practice of Prelates (1530).” English Literary Renaissance 46 (2016): 157-92.
  • _____. "Tyndale, Erasmus, and the Early English Reformation." Erasmus Studies 38 (2018): 135-70.
  • Richardson, Anne. “Tyndale’s Quarrel with Erasmus: A Chapter in the History of the English Reformation.” Fides et historia 25 no. 3 (1993): 46-65.
  • Simpson, James. Burning to Read: English Fundamentalism and Its Reformation Opponents. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2007.
  • Stewart, Alan. “The Trouble with English Humanism: Tyndale, More, and Darling Erasmus.” In Reassessing Tudor Humanism, edited by Jonathan Woolfson. Houndmills: Palgrave MacMillan, 2002. 78-98.
  • Thompson, W.D.J. Cargill. “The Two Regiments: The Continental Setting in William Tyndale’s Political Thought.” In Reform and Reformation: England and the Continent c1500-c1750, edited by Derek Baker. Oxford: Studies in Church History, 1979, 17-33.
  • Trueman, Carl. Luther’s Legacy: Salvation and English Reformers, 1525-1556. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994.
  • Valkema-Blouw, Paul. “Early Protestant Publications in Antwerp, 1526-30: The Pseudonyms Adam Anonymus in Basel and Hans Luft in Marlborow.” Quaerendo 26.2 (1996): 94-110.
  • Whiting, Michael S. Luther in English: The Influence of His Theology of Law and Gospel on Early English Evangelicals (1525–35). Princeton Theological Monograph Series 142. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2010.
  • Williams, C. H. William Tyndale. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1969.