TITLE: The King James Version of the Bible in American History
SPEAKER: Mark Noll
EVENT DATE: 04/24/2006
RUNNING TIME: 77 minutes
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Mark Noll, former holder of the Cary and Ann Maguire Chair in Ethics American and History at the Library's John W. Kluge Center, discussed "The King James Version of the Bible in American History."
According to Noll, the King James version of the Bible has been ubiquitous in American history as the prime source of language for literature, politics and popular culture, as well as for religion. His lecture sketches the dimensions of that broad presence, while also examining how this version of the Bible has functioned as a force for cohesion and a force for strife.
Speaker Biography: Mark Noll is McManis Chair of Christian Thought at Wheaton College and the current president of the American Society of Church History.