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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.

Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant system that cuts across disciplines to better prepare students for a new world. Oklahoma's only university with a statewide presence, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality teaching, research and outreach. OSU has more than 32,000 students across its five-campus system and nearly 21,000 on its Stillwater campus; with students from all 50 states and about 110 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 200,000 students who have made a lasting impact on Oklahoma and the world. CREATE - INNOVATE - EDUCATE - GO STATE!

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URL: http://www.library.okstate.edu/news/spring11/kjb.htm
Last Updated: 06 April 2011

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