God’s Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible

ISBN: 9780060185169
Book Author

Adam Nicolson

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How did this group of near-anonymous divines, muddled, drunk, self-serving, ambitious, ruthless, obsequious, pedantic and flawed as they were, manage to bring off this astonishing translation? How did such ordinary men make such extraordinary prose? In God’s Secretaries, Adam Nicolson gives a fascinating and dramatic account of the accession and ambition of the first Stuart king; of the scholars who labored for seven years to create his Bible; of the influences that shaped their work and of the beliefs that colored their world, immersing us in an age whose greatest monument is not a painting or a building, but a book.

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Book Author

Adam Nicolson

Format

Hardcover

Language

English

Pages

280

Publisher

HarperCollins Publishers

Year Published

2003

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