The Law, Bible & Politics


Wednesday, 5 October 2011 - Wednesday, 19 October 2011
Location: Westminster Abbey, London, United Kingdom
Organisation: Westminster Abbey
Topic: Bible

Details:

The Law, Bible & Politics
Lectures at Westminster Abbey to mark the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible

The 1611 King James Bible, the single best selling book of all time, comes under fresh scrutiny with a series of lectures at Westminster Abbey on 5, 12 and 19 October. It was at Westminster Abbey that two groups of scholars met in the Jersualem Chamber to translate key books of the Bible for King James I. Three eminent speakers; Lord Judge, Lord Bragg and Nick Spencer consider the book's lasting influence on the legal, cultural and political life of the nation and why it still matters today.

Wednesday 5 October at 6.30pm
Lord Judge, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales
THE LAWYER'S PERSPECTIVE
Lord Judge will examine the historic and legal context of the King James Bible and the relationship between the king, the rule of law and the church, and the nation’s constitutional development.

Wednesday 12 October at 6.30pm
Lord Bragg, Author and Broadcaster
THE IMPACT OF THE KING JAMES BIBLE 1611-2011
Lord Bragg will talk about the impact of the King James Bible over 400 years on, including its influence on our language, literature, the slave trade, democracy and social reform.

Wednesday 19 October at 6.30pm
Nick Spencer, Research Director of public theology think tank, Theos
WHY THE BIBLE IS THE FOUNDATION OF BRITISH POLITICS
Nick Spencer, author of Freedom and Order: History, Politics and the English Bible will speak on the political impact of the Bible, how the British commitment to equality, freedom, democracy and toleration emerge from the biblical roots of our political history.

TICKETS/INFO:
Free tickets are required to attend.
E: kjblectures@westminster-abbey.org
T: 020 7654 4832

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