Bible, The: The Authorized King James Version With Apocrypha (Oxford World's Classics Series)
:The Bible is the most important book in the history of Western civilization, and also the most difficult to interpret. It has been the vehicle of continual conflict, with every interpretation reflecting passionately-held views that have affected not merely religion,...
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:The Bible is the most important book in the history of Western civilization, and also the most difficult to interpret. It has been the vehicle of continual conflict, with every interpretation reflecting passionately-held views that have affected not merely religion, but politics, art, and even science. This unique edition offers an exciting new approach to the most influential of all English biblical texts - the Authorized King James Version,complete with the Apocrypha. Its wide-ranging Introduction and the substantial notes to each book of the Bible guide the reader through the labyrinth of literary, textual, and theological issues,using the most up-to-date scholarship to demonstrate how and why the Bible has affected the literature, art and general culture of the English-speaking world. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leadingauthorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Stephen Prickett is Professor of English at Duke University, North Carolina. Prior to this he was Regius Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Glasgow. He took his BA at Cambridge (Trinity Hall) and subsequently did postgraduate work in Oxford (University College) and back in Cambridge, where he took his Ph.D. in 1968. Previous appointments include the Chair of English at the Australian National University in Canberra (1983 89), and teaching posts at the Universities of Sussex (England) (1967 82), Minnesota (1979 80), and Smith College, Massachusetts (USA) (1970 71)
Carroll was Professor of Biblical Studies and Head of the Biblical Studies Department at the University of Glasgow.