Piety and Politics: The Making of the King James Bible

When & Where

Monday, 3 December 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Bearsden Hub Lesser Hall, 66 Drymen Road, Bearsden, Glasgow, G61 3QT

Event Details

Given by Nicholas Gray. Just over 400 years ago Scottish King James inherited the English Crown and a country in ferment. James decided to commission a new Bible translation both to unite his people and also fix his own regal position in the new Union. The idea was not a new one; it was a re-run of an idea he had hatched in Fife several years before. Would it succeed? Third generation Bible publisher Nicholas Gray, whose company holds a royal licence to print the Bible in Scotland, explores the background to the first printing of the Authorized Bible in 1611 and assesses its legacy for the world.



Event Location

Bearsden Hub Lesser Hall
66 Drymen Road
G61 3QT


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