King James Bible: dead or alive?

Monday, 14 November 2011
Time: 6pm
Location: Wills Memorial Building, Queen’s Road, Bristol, United Kingdom
Organisation: University of Bristol
Topic: Bible


Admirers of the King James Bible usually emphasise its status as a literary classic from the age of Shakespeare. But the constituency for the bible "designed to be read as literature" is admittedly very small. Most of those who use and value the bible, including the major churches, read it not as a literary but as a religious text, and opt for modern translations, as being both more accurate and more accessible. This lecture examines these issues, and the cultural and religious dilemmas they pose. Speaker: Professor Eamon Duffy, University of Cambridge - Eamon Duffy is Professor of the History of Christianity, and a Fellow and former President of Magdalene College, University of Cambridge. His research and teaching interests centre on the history of late medieval and early-modern popular religious belief and practice, on Christian art and material culture, on the history of the English Roman Catholic community, and on the history of the papacy. He is a frequent broadcaster on radio and television.

Free but booking required or contact Cheryl Slater, tel. 0117 331 7040

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