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Title The King James Bible and the world it made / David Lyle Jeffrey, editor
Published Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 205 pages)
Contents Introduction / David Lyle Jeffrey -- The "opening of windows" : the King James Bible and late Tudor translation theories / Alister E. McGrath -- Translating majesty : the King James Bible, John Milton, and the English Revolution / Laura L. Knoppers -- The King James Bible in Britain from the late eighteenth century / David W. Bebbington -- The King James version at 300 in America : "the most democratic book in the world" / Mark Noll -- The King James Bible, mission, and the vernacular impetus / Lamin Sanneh -- Regions Luther never knew : ancient books in a new world / Philip Jenkins -- The question of eloquence in the King James version / Robert Alter -- The Word that enjureth forever : a century of scholarship on the King James version / Beth Allison Barr
Summary The King James translation of the Bible ushered in a new eloquence that until 1611had 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. The King James Bible and the World It Made</e
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Bible. English. Authorized -- History.
Bible. English. Authorized -- Influence.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Jeffrey, David Lyle, 1941- editor
LC no. 2011017436
ISBN 1602584176 (electronic bk.)
9781602584174 (electronic bk.)