The Bible and Language

Thursday, 19 May 2011
Time: 7.30pm
Location: Prior’s Hall, The Close, Winchester, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Organisation: Winchester Cathedral
Topic: Bible


2011 - The Bible in Culture

During Winchester Cathedral’s exhibition Reading the Book of Books, then and now: the King James Bible, 1611-2011 (29 March – 3 October 2011) a series of public lectures on THE BIBLE IN CULTURE will be presented by five leading scholars.

All lectures begin at 7.30pm in Prior’s Hall, The Close, Winchester SO23 9LS.

Tickets, £6 per lecture or £20 for the series, available from the Box Office (01962 857275.

Parking in the Inner Close, subject to availability, or in City Centre car parks.

Thursday 19th May - The Bible and Language

Professor Gordon Campbell is Professor of Renaissance Studies, University of Leicester, and author of a recent book called Bible: the Story of the King James Version, 1611-2011. His talk will begin with a discussion of the extent to which the language of the King James Bible reflects the language spoken and written in 1611, and then will turn to the way its language was regarded in later centuries (sometimes with execration and sometimes with adulation) before concluding with a consideration of the presence of the KJV’s language in today’s English.

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