Commemorating King James Bible
Professor Gordon Campbell presents
April 4, 2011
Story by Marissa Chavez, OSU Library Communications Intern
For Immediate Release
STILLWATER - This year marks the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, the all-time bestselling book in the English language. The OSU English department is hosting Professor Gordon Campbell of the University of Leicester to discuss his work on the book’s history and influence.
Campbell’s lecture "The King James Bible: Language and Literature” will be held 7:30 p.m., April 13 in the Peggy V. Helmerich Browsing Room, Edmon Low Library.
Campbell is a Renaissance and 17th century specialist and author of The Story of the King James Bible (Oxford University Press 2010). He tells the fascinating and complex story of how this translation came into being, who the translators were and how the translation was accomplished. Campbell traces the textual history from 1611 to the establishment of the modern text by Oxford University Press in 1769.
The London Review of Books, stated the book was “beautiful to look at . . . written to the highest standards,” while the Observer wrote, “Campbell is an academic treading a delicate line between book history and storytelling.”
This event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the OSU English department, OSU Library and Milton Quarterly. For more information on this or any other Library events, visit http://www.library.okstate.edu.
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Last Updated: 06 April 2011