Dr. Trueman on the KJB

November 03, 2011

"Throwing the Book at his Enemies: King James I and his Bible"

On Tuesday, October 18th, Rev. Dr. Carl Trueman gave a special lecture in Montgomery Library on the beginnings of the King James version of the Bible.  The lecture was a part of Theological Libraries Month

From director of library services Sandy Finlayson: "2011 is the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible. All of us are aware of the religious and theological significance of this great work, but it has also had a wider and lasting impact on our language and culture. Sir Winston Churchill said of this translation that 'the scholars who produced this masterpiece are mostly unknown and unremembered. But they forged an enduring link, literary and religious, between the English-speaking peoples of the world.'1

"As part of Theological Libraries Month, the Westminster library hosted a special lecture by Dr. Carl R. Trueman on the historical background to and the translation of the KJV entitled “Throwing the Book at his Enemies: James I and his Bible.” Dr. Trueman is Professor of Historical Theology and Church History and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Westminster."

Click Here to listen to this lecture.

1Winston S. Churchill. The New World, vol. 2 of A History of the English Speaking Peoples (New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1959), 154.


KJBDr. Trueman is also featured in a new docu-drama, KJB: The King James Bible—The Book that Changed the World, available at the bookstore.  Here is a brief publisher's description:

"400 years after the completion of the King James Bible, in celebration of this monumental book, take a walk through history with John Rhys-Davies as he visits the landmarks, shows you the relics, and introduces dramatizations of the events leading to the King James Bible's creation. This exciting docu-drama, produced by the BBC’s Norman Stone, features fast-paced action scenes that depict the holy passion, divine guidance, human frailty, and sometime treachery that surrounded the creation of the best-selling book of all time!"

Order your copy at the Westminster bookstore!

Some photos from this event:Trueman Lecturing

Students viewing KJV facsimile

KJV facsimile

KJV facsimiles