8 September 2011
Talk: David Fergusson on The King James Bible Scotland
Free with an exhibition admission ticket. Booking essential.
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The emergence of the King James Bible in Scotland was slow and gradual. Despite its authorised London publication in 1611, it did not fully supersede the Geneva Bible for about 50 years. Nevertheless, it became the standard translation in use, permeating almost every aspect of Scottish culture.
This lecture by David Fergusson, Professor of Divinity and Principal of New College at the University of Edinburgh, considers its appearance in Scotland and its subsequent impact on church, literature, education and scholarship. A brief assessment of the rapid decline in use of the King James Bible since about the 1960s will also be offered.