King James Bible & the World it Made Paperback

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King James Bible & the World it Made

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The King James translation of the Bible ushered in a new eloquence that until 1611 had not existed in the English language. Four centuries later, the literary and historical power of this Bible continues to awe. Originally conceived to help unify Protestants during the English Reformation, many of the Bible's phrases still saturate popular prose - as evidenced by sayings such as "an eye for an eye" and Abraham Lincoln's famous "a house divided against itself", and even in the intonations of Martin Luther King, Jr, and the music of Johnny Cash. This book brings into conversation leading contemporary scholars who articulate how this celebrated translation repeatedly influenced the language of politics, statecraft, and English literature while offering Christians a unique resource for living the faith. Including Mark Noll, Alister McGrath, Lamin Sanneh, David Bebbington, Robert Alter, Philip Jenkins, and Laura Knoppers, this collection highlights the most notable facets of the King James Bible and the history it created, and astutely reflects on its relevance to the modern world.

King James Bible & the World it Made was published by Baylor University Press in November 2011. The ISBN for King James Bible & the World it Made is 9781602584167.

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Details for King James Bible & the World it Made

Page last updated 7th July 2017
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherBaylor University Press (November 2011)
Number of Pages209
Thickness14 mm
Height155 mm
Width230 mm
Product Code4031187
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