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The King James Bible
Aired 12/16/2004

Four hundred years ago, a Scottish king ascended the throne of a deeply divided England. Bubonic plague had broken out in the towns and cities. Within two years, political terrorists would be plotting to blow up Parliament. And many of the most fundamental assumptions about spiritual life were being called into question by the movement known as the Reformation. In that time of turmoil, some fifty scholars and clergymen began work on what would become the most influential and awe-inspiring book of English prose ever produced: the King James Bible. How did it happen?
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    Author of Godís Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible

Originally Aired: 12/18/2003

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