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In the Beginning: The Story of the King James Bible

and How it Changed the Nation, a Language and a Culture

Alister McGrath

A landmark in the history of the English language, the translation of the Bible known as the 'Authorized Version' or 'King James Bible' has had an incalculable influence on cultural life and literature ever since it appeared in 1611. Beginning with the labyrinthine politics of Tudor and Jacobean England and a world being transformed by the new technology of printing, Alister McGrath narrates the story of the translation, why it was ordered by James I, who translated it, the problems they faced and the reception of the new Bible.


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  • Publisher: Hodder
  • Year: 2001
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 350pp
  • Illustrated: No
  • ISBN: 9780340786185
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.4kg
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