The King James Bible: An Overview

Tuesday, 1 March 2011
Time: 18:30 - 19:30
Location: King's College Conference Centre, University of Aberdeen, King's College, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Organisation: University of Aberdeen
Topic: Bible


The College of Arts and Social Sciences and the Department of Sociology at the University of Aberdeen have organised a public lecture series to mark the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible. There are six lectures, all given by specialists in the field, examining the theological, political and sociological context of the KJV, its place in Scottish history and its contributions to English literature.

The King James Bible: An Overview

Professor Alister McGrath, King's College London

The Rev Professor Alister McGrath is Head of the Centre for Theology, Religion and Culture at King's College London, having formerly been Professor of Historical Theology at Oxford University. Until 2005 he was Principal of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. He is a former Gifford and Hulsean Lecturer. He is a well known speaker and writer on such topics as religion and science, the ‘new atheism’ and the renewal of theology. He is a prodigious author of many leading texts, including In the Beginning: The Story of the King James Bible (Doubleday, 2001).


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