The Social Universe of the King James Bible

Monday, 11 April 2011
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 Social Universe of the King James Bible

Professor Naomi Tadmor, Lancaster University

Naomi Tadmor has been Professor of History at Lancaster University since 2010. Her PhD is from the University of Cambridge, after which she was Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Gonville and Caius College and Lecturer and Director of Studies in History at New Hall, Cambridge. She moved to the University of Sussex in 2003 and has been Visiting Professor and Lady Davis Fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her book The Social Universe of the English Bible: Scripture, Society and Culture in Early Modern England is published by Cambridge University Press (2010) and examines the ideological, religious, and cultural and political resonance of the text.


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