The Book of Books: The Radical Impact of the King James Bible 1611-2011 (Hardback)
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The Book of Books: The Radical Impact of the King James Bible 1611-2011 (Hardback)

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The King James Bible has often been called the Book of Books both in itself and in what it stands for. Since its publication in 1611 it has been the best selling book in the world, and many believe, had the greatest impact. The King James Bible has spread the Protestant faith. It has also been the greatest influence on the enrichment of the English language and its literature. It has been the Bible of wars from the British Civil War in the seventeenth century to the American Civil War two centuries later and it has been carried into battle in innumerable conflicts since then. Its influence on social movements - particularly involving women in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries - and politics was profound. It was crucial to the growth of democracy. It was integral to the abolition of slavery and it defined attitudes to modern science, education and sex. As THE ADVENTURE OF ENGLISH explored the history of our language, so THE BOOK OF BOOKS reveals the extraordinary and still-felt impact of a work created 400 years ago.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
ISBN: 9781444705157
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 668 g
Dimensions: 241 x 162 x 36 mm

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“The Book of Books”

A book everyone should read. It doesn't matter if you believe or not, are Christian or are from another faith. This is a fascinating insight into the impact of the Bible on everyday living. It has had a huge... More

Paperback edition
13th July 2012
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“Disappointing”

This book hardly does justice to the magnificence of its theme - the history and influence of the KIng James Bible. It gives the impression of being written hastily (to meet a deadline for the 400th anniversary?),... More

Hardback edition
27th June 2011
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