Word and World: The Story of the English Bible and the Spreading of Christian Literature throughout the World - Donald CogganLondon: Hodder & Stoughton, 1971, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded. Price Clipped.
Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Word here means more than the Bible. It stands for that primarily, but also for that vast body of literature which expounds the Bible and relates its principles to life. And World — well, that means what it says, our present-day exhilarating, frightened, tragic, glorious world, the world God made and loves, the world for which Christ died.
The area covered is thus a large one. The story of the growth of the English Bible alone is a long, deeply interesting and complex one, as the following chapters indicate — and they give but an outline. But when we reach out beyond this—as this book attempts to do — to the whole field of Christian literature and to the place of its dissemination in the strategy of the Church, we are embarking on a task which would call for an author far more learned and knowledgeable than the present one, and for a row of volumes rather than this modest one. However, there is something to be said for a bird’s-eye view of the story of the past, for an assessment of the problems and opportunities of the present, and for a summons to action in the future.”