The King James Bible as a 'Savage Text'

Wednesday, 4 May 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 King James Bible as a 'Savage Text'

Professor Adrian Thatcher, University of Exeter

Adrian Thatcher moved to the University of Exeter in 2004 as Professorial Research Fellow in Applied Theology. He is now Visiting Professor in the Department of Theology. He was formerly Professor of Applied Theology at the University College of St Mark and St John, Plymouth. He has been a Baptist minister and is now a lay member of the Church of England. He has a long-standing interest in the application of theology to marriage, the family and sexuality and in 2008 Wiley-Blackwell published The Savage Text on the uses and abuses of the Bible to spread hatred and fear and to support racism, sexism, slavery and other forms of injustice.


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