Martyrs & Heretics: The Wycliffe Bible (Manifold Greatness)
All are invited to the second of four programs designed to explore the themes in the traveling exhibition Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible, on display at the William H. Hannon Library from January 24 through February 22, 2013.
Among its influences, the KJV can trace a lineage back to the Wycliffite Bible, an English translation which appeared, and was officially suppressed, more than 200 years earlier. In this talk, LMU English Professor Stephen Shepherd will examine how the Wycliffite Bible set not only a precedent for English Bible Translation, but also represented an intellectual movement that advocated the vernacularization of erudite knowledge and scholarly precision itself.
After Professor Shepherd's presentation, attendees will be invited to view the Archives & Special Collections exhibition Singular Wisdom: The King James Bible and Early Printed Bibles, where exhibition curator Clay Stalls will be available to answer questions.
This event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.
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