Saturday, July 26, 2008

King James Bible in American History

The Library of Congress presented a lecture by Mark Noll on April 24, 2006 called "The King James Version of the Bible in American History." It was presented at the Library of Congress in the Thomas Jefferson Building. Their summary of the talk said:

"According to Noll, the King James version of the Bible has been ubiquitous in American history as the prime source of language for literature, politics and popular culture, as well as for religion. His lecture will sketch the dimensions of that broad presence, while also examining how this version of the Bible has functioned as a force for cohesion and a force for strife."

More at the Library of Congress website.

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