A Shower of Heavenly Bread: The King James Bible @ 400
"It is not a pot of manna, or a cruse of oil, which were for memory only, or for a meal's meat or two, but as it were a shower of heavenly bread sufficient for a whole host, be it never so great."
—Preface to the 1611 King James Bible
A Shower of Heavenly Bread: the KJB @ 400
An exhibit of items related to the origin and impact of the King James Bible translation
March 24-May 30, 2011
Hekman Library, Main level
Early Printed Bibles: Treasures from the Rare Book Collection
Come hear about the oldest printed Bibles in Calvin's collection. Join Karin Maag, Director of the H. Henry Meeter Center for Calvin Studies, and Paul Fields, curator, as they display and discuss these treasures. Participants will get to see the Bibles up close and learn more about their production and use.
March 29, 2011
Meeter Center (4th floor of Hekman Library)
Gordon Campbell, Professor of Renaissance Studies at Leicester University, will lead a foray into the historical context of the King James Bible translation. Learn about the influence of William Tyndale, the "He" and "She" Bibles, and much more. Learn more about Gordon Campbell »
April 15, 2011
Calvin Seminary Auditorium
"Every man" heard them speak in his own language
James Vanden Bosch, Professor of English at Calvin College, will describe the influence of the King James Bible on True Grit, Gilead, The Road, and other contemporary American novels.
May 4, 2011
Commons Lecture Hall
All Events Cosponsored by
Calvin Center for Christian Scholarship, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Calvin Seminary, Hekman Library, H. Henry Meeter Center for Calvin Studies, Calvin College Departments of Congregational Ministries, English, History, and Religion.