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The book of books : the radical impact of the King James Bible, 1611-2011

Author: Melvyn Bragg
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Counterpoint, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the four-hundred-year history of the King James Bible and examines the impact it has had on societies over the centuries.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melvyn Bragg
ISBN: 9781582437811 1582437815
OCLC Number: 707255711
Description: 370 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: From Hampton Court to New England. The scope of it ; The road to 1611 ; The foundation is laid ; The King James Version is commissioned ; The four companies ; The Mayflower and the Covenant ; The Bible in the Civil Wars (1642-51) ; The new map ; The Great Awakening --
The impact on culture. The Royal Society (1660) ; early modern science and the Bible ; Language ; The Bible itself as literature ; From Shakespeare : the bible and literature (1) ; American literature and the twentieth century : the Bible and literature (2) ; The eighteenth-century Enlightenment ; The matter of Richard Dawkins : the new Enlightenment ; Mary Wollstonecraft and William Wilberforce --
The impact on society. Slavery and the Civil War in America (1) ; Slavery and the Civil War in America (2) ; The Bible and education ; On a mission around the world ; The Bible and sex ; The Bible and women ; Christian socialism and the social gospel ; The Bible and democracy.
Responsibility: Melvyn Bragg.

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Traces the four-hundred-year history of the King James Bible and examines the impact it has had on societies over the centuries.

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Praise for "The Book of Books" <br>"Bragg consummately proves beyond reasonable doubt that [The King James Bible] is the source of our present use of English." --"Business Day" Read more...

 
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