The King James Bible and the World It Made:

By: David Lyle Jeffrey

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The King James translation of the Bible ushered in a new eloquence that until 1611 had not existed in the English language. Four centuries later, the literary and historical power of this Bible continues to awe. Originally conceived to help unify Protestants during the English Reformation, many of the Bible's phrases still saturate popular prose-as evidenced by sayings such as "an eye for an eye" and Abraham Lincoln's famous "a house divided against itself," and even in the intonations of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the music of Johnny Cash. The King James Bible and the World It Made brings into conversation leading contemporary scholars who articulate how this celebrated translation repeatedly influenced the language of politics, statecraft, and English literature while offering Christians a unique resource for living the faith.

Title:: The King James Bible and the World It Made:

Author:: David Lyle Jeffrey

Categories: General,

Publisher: Baylor University Press: November 2011

ISBN Number:: 1602584168

ISBN Number: 13: 9781602584167

Binding:: Paper Back

Book Condition:: New

Seller ID:: 112764