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Title The King James Bible after 400 years : literary, linguistic, and cultural influences / edited by Hannibal Hamlin, Norman W. Jones
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2010
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 364 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction: the King James Bible and its reception history / Hannibal Hamlin and Norman W. Jones -- Part I, The language of the King James Bible: Language within language : the King James steamroller / Stephen Prickett -- The glories and the glitches of the King James Bible : Ecclesiastes as test-case / Robert Alter -- Part II, The history of the King James Bible: The materiality of English printed Bibles from the Tyndale New Testament to the King James Bible / John N. King and Aaron T. Pratt -- Antwerp Bible translations in the King James Bible / Gergely Juhász -- Philip Doddridge's New Testament : The family expositor (1739-56) / Isabel Rivers -- Postcolonial notes on the King James Bible / R.S. Sugirtharajah -- From monarchy to democracy : the dethroning of the King James Bible in the United States / Paul C. Gutjahr -- Part III, Literature and the King James Bible: Milton, anxiety, and the King James Bible / Jason P. Rosenblatt -- Bunyan's Biblical progresses / Hannibal Hamlin -- Romantic transformations of the King James Bible : Wordsworth, Shelley, Blake / Adam Potkay-- Ruskin and his contemporaries reading the King James Bible / Michael Wheeler -- To the lighthouse and Biblical language / James Wood -- The King James Bible as ghost in Absalom, Absalom! and Beloved / Norman W. Jones -- The King James Bible and African American literature / Katherine Clay Bassard -- Jean Rhys, Elizabeth Smart, and the 'gifts' of the King James Bible / Heather Walton -- Chronology of major English Bible translations to 1957 -- Chronology of English Bible translations since 1957 -- Select bibliography on the King James Bible
Summary "2011 marks the 400th anniversary of the King James version of the Bible. No other book has been as vital to the development of English writing or indeed to the English language itself. This major collection of essays is the most complete one-volume exploration of the King James Bible and its influence to date. The chapters are written by leading scholars from a range of disciplines, who examine the creation of the King James Bible as a work of translation and as a linguistic and literary accomplishment. They consider how it differed from the Bible versions which preceded it, and assess its broad cultural impact and precise literary influence over the centuries of writing which followed, in English and American literature, until today. The story will fascinate readers who approach the King James Bible from the perspectives of literary, linguistic, religious or cultural history"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Bible. English. Authorized -- History.
Bible. English. Authorized -- Influence.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Hamlin, Hannibal.
Jones, Norman W.
ISBN 0511779801 (electronic bk.)
1316099954 (e-book)
1316103773 (electronic bk.)
9780511779800 (electronic bk.)
9781316099957 (e-book)
9781316103777 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles King James Bible after four hundred years