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There are different approaches to such a broad question — if anyone wants — to answer 'yes', which are defensible. To address one example given in the question: the popular notion that the laity was forbidden to read the Bible in English under late medieval law […] misunderstands the Oxford Constitutions of 1408, which merely prohibited the making of new, ...


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This question suffers under a couple of misapprehensions I think. The first one is that there's a single unitary "The Bible" out there somewhere. What we have is translations drawn from copies of older sources. These older source copies themselves, being hand copies, all have differences with each other. Which ones are "right"? Take your ...


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Yahwism, of course, developed its rigid monotheistic nature later than perhaps your comment implies. Moreover though, I think your question assumes a perspective that is too westernized (as in Ancient Greek or Roman). Canaanite region religions that arose had relatively few major gods. Three (3) was quite common, a triad (that influenced early Christians to ...


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