The Enduring Influence of the King James Version

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This book chapter was originally published as:

Ball, B. W. (2012). The enduring influence of the King James version. In N. Satelmajer (Ed.), The book that changed the world (pp. 61-71). Nampa, ID: Pacific Press.



This chapter traces the lasting influence of the King James, or Authorised, Version of the Bible on several aspects of Western culture, including the English language, art, music, education, social reform and democracy.


Due to copyright restrictions this book chapter is unavailable for download.

Staff and students of Avondale College may access The book that changed the world from Avondale College Library (220.52038 Sa8).

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At the time of writing Bryan Ball was affiliated with Avondale College as a Senior Research Fellow.

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