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The King James Bible at 400: Scripture, Statecraft, and the American Founding


Bernard M. Levinson


University of Minnesota

Joshua A. Berman


affiliation not provided to SSRN

November 1, 2010

The History Channel Magazine, pp. 1-11, November 2010

Abstract:     
This short article addressed to a broader readership investigates the impact of the King James Bible upon the American founding. In order to show that impact, the article's first half portrays the political context for the formation of the King James, charts the influence of the Bible upon early modern political thought, and then sketches the impact of the KJV upon the rhetoric and political thought of the Founders. The essay is accompanied by a timeline.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 7

Keywords: Authorized Version, King James Version, American Founding, Bible and political thought, religion and the founding, founders, Bible and intellectual history, Spinoza, Bible and constitution, Bible and democracy

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Date posted: May 24, 2011  

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Levinson, Bernard M. and Berman, Joshua A., The King James Bible at 400: Scripture, Statecraft, and the American Founding (November 1, 2010). The History Channel Magazine, pp. 1-11, November 2010. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1848043

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Bernard M. Levinson (Contact Author)
University of Minnesota ( email )
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HOME PAGE: http://sites.google.com/a/umn.edu/bernardlevinson/
Joshua A. Berman
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