In the Beginning: The Story of the King James Bible and How it Changed a Nation, a Language, and a Culture

  title={In the Beginning: The Story of the King James Bible and How it Changed a Nation, a Language, and a Culture},
  author={A. Mcgrath},
The King James Bible was a landmark in the history of the English language, and an inspiration to poets, dramatists, artists and politicians. Without the King James Bible there would have been no Paradise Lost, no Pilgrim's Progress, no Handel's Messiah. Yet more than a literary, even more than a religious influence, it was seen as a social, economic and political text. Those seeking to overthrow the English monarchy and those wanting to retain it, both sought support from the same Bible. So… Expand
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