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CCCS Director Receives NEH Grant

CCCS director Dr. Susan M. Felch and Dr. Mark Rankin of James Madison University have received a 3-year, $335,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant to edit the writings of William Tyndale (1495-1536) for publication, in both print and online formats.

William Tyndale is one of the most significant writers of the English Renaissance. He is best known for translating the first printed English New Testament (1526) and portions of the Old Testament. His other writings are valuable for our understanding of the Bible translations and because they shaped discussion, during the English Renaissance and Reformation, on topics as diverse as education and political obedience.

Dr. Felch is the Executive Editor of the Independent Works of William Tyndale and Dr. Rankin will be the principal investigator for the NEH grant. Drs. Felch and Rankin will collaborate with professors and members of staff at six colleges and universities in completing this work:

Dr. Tibor Fabiny (Károli Gáspár University, Budapest, Hungary)
Dr. Gergely Juhász (Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool, UK)
Dr. Clare Costley King’oo (University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT)
Dr. Cathy Shrank (University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK)
Dr. J. Christopher Warner (Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY)
Mr. Worthy Martin (University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA)

Catholic University of America Press will publish printed editions of these books for an audience of scholars, students, and general readers, following the example set by the first completed volume in this series: William Tyndale, An Answer unto Sir Thomas More’s Dialogue, edited by Anne M. O’Donnell and Jared Wicks (Washington, DC, 2000; first printed 1531).

Free and open-access online versions of these Tyndale books will be developed and maintained by The Institute of Advanced Technology at the University of Virginia.

This project is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, with support from the collaborating universities and from a Marie A. O’Donnell bequest. For further information concerning programs funded by NEH, consult http://www.neh.gov. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.