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Lecture Celebrates 400 Years of the King James Bible

To celebrate the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, Timothy Beal, Ph.D., will give a lecture titled, “From the King James Bible to Biblezines: The History of a Cultural Icon,” at 4 p.m., Nov. 2, in the ballroom of the Creighton University’s Mike and Josie Harper Center located at 602 N. 20th St.

The lecture is free to the public.

Beal is the Florence Harkness Professor of Religion at Case Western Reserve University. He has published 12 books and many scholarly articles on the cultural history of the Bible, religion and popular culture, and relations between critical theory and academic religious studies. Two notable recent books include The Rise and Fall of the Bible: The Unexpected History of an Accidental Book (2011) and Biblical Literacy: Essential Bible Stories Everyone Needs to Know (2009).

He has also published essays on religion and American culture for The New York Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, and The Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Beal has been featured on national radio shows including NPR’s "All Things Considered" and "The Bob Edwards Show."

The lecture is sponsored by the Creighton Kripke Center for the Study of Religion and Society.