This book, first published in 2000, explores 500 years of religious and literary ideas contained in the King James Bible.
Table of Contents
1. Creators of English; 2. From the Great Bible to the Rheims-Douai Bible: arguments about language; 3. The King James Bible; 4. Literary implications of Bible presentation; 5. The struggle for acceptance; 6. The Psalter in verse and poetry; 7. The eloquentest book in the world'; 8. Writers and the Bible 1: Milton and Bunyan; 9. The early eighteenth century and the KJB; 10. Mid-century; 11. The critical rise of the KJB; 12. Writers and the Bible 2: the Romantics; 13. Literary discussion to mid-victorian times; 14. The revised version; 15. 'The Bible as literature'; 16. The later reputation of the KJB; 17. The New English Bible.
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