The Book of Books

Nov 14, 2013

Friday, we're talking about the history and influence of the King James Bible. Our guide is the British historian, novelist and broadcaster Lord Melvyn Bragg. Bragg says that while there have been times the Bible was used "in the pursuit of wickedness," it has also transformed the world for the better. He joins Doug to talk about how this version came to be and how it has shaped social movements, politics, literature and the English language itself. (Rebroadcast)

Lord Melvyn Bragg is a BBC host and the author of The Book of Books: The Radical Impact of the King James Bible 1611-2011 [Amazon | Indiebound]