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400 Years of the King James Bible


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OTHER BAYLOR KING JAMES EVENTS

Green Family Collection of Biblical Archives Exhibit
April 7-9, 2011
Armstrong Browning Library
Hankamer Treasure Room

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“The King James Bible in Poetry and Song”
April 8th, 4:00 PM

A Concert in Celebration of the King James Bible, 1611-2011
Armstrong Browning Library

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Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion

Invites you to a conference celebrating

The King James Bible and the World It Made, 1611-2011

April 7-9, 2011

Baylor University

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The year 2011 marks the four hundredth anniversary of one of the landmark events in the history of Christianity: the publication of the King James Bible.

In 1611, England issued its official translation of the complete Bible, a masterful work that laid the foundation for an emerging Christian culture in the English-speaking world. At the time, it was not obvious that the new translation would have the impact that it did, but it was soon clear that the King James Bible would overcome its competitors, as it provided a magnificent new standard by which all later works would be judged. It would indelibly mark the literature and culture of England, America, and all regions across the globe touched by Britain’s empire. From small rural churches to great halls of power, the ideas and words of the King James Version helped form a new culture rooted in the Bible: the modern culture of the English-speaking world.

To celebrate and reflect upon the incomparable influence of the King James Bible, Baylor University will host “The King James Bible and the World It Made, 1611-2011,” on April 7-9, 2011. Organized by Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, this conference will be one of the preeminent international events recognizing this auspicious moment in the history of Anglo-American and world Christianity. It will assemble distinguished scholars from around the globe to consider the history and ramifications of the Bible in English.

Major conference themes will include the way that the King James Bible created a common literary and religious culture in the English-speaking world; the significance of vernacular translation for Christian growth and development; and the challenges posed by recent declines in biblical literacy and the end of the King James’ dominance as the Bible translation for English-speaking Christians.

Director of the Green Collection, one of the world’s largest collections of Bibles and related documents of the Judeo-Christian tradition, will give a presentation about the history of the KJV and will bring a selection of rare and ancient Bibles for an on-site display. The exhibit will be held at the Armstrong Browning Library. FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING THE DISPLAY

Confirmed Speakers Include:

Robert Alter (University of California, Berkeley)

David Bebbington (University of Stirling)

Philip Jenkins (Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion)

Laura Knoppers (Penn State University)

Alister E. McGrath (Kings College, London)

Mark Noll (University of Notre Dame)

Lamin Sanneh (Yale University)

N.T. Wright (University of St. Andrews) – Due to scheduling conflicts, N.T. Wright is unable to attend the conference

400 Years of the King James Bible