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God's Secretaries by Adam Nicolson
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Oct 11, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: checked-out-2008, read-2008
Read in November, 2008

I have a great love for the King James Bible, and this book explains why there was one certain place in history where it could be developed. The tension between beauty and majesty, vs. simplicity and humility, that occurred at that time was and inserted itself into the text was shortly resolved. Tellingly, the Puritans that rejected the King James Bible to form their rejection of royal rule and came to the United States took it up again as soon as they formed their own governance. Look at almost any church in America and there is a mish-mash of these different treads of religions thought, no matter which thread the particular tradition started in. This book really helped understand that more fully, and develop my own position on why I prefer the King James Bible as my primary text source.

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