Manifold Greatness at ASU
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The ASU Libraries displays the exhibit Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible at Hayden Library on the Tempe Campus, November 14-December 16, 2011.
This traveling exhibition for libraries was organized by the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C., and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. It is based on an exhibition of the same name developed by the Folger Shakespeare Library and the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, with assistance from the Harry Ransom Center of the University of Texas, to mark the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible. This exhibition is free and open to the public, and was made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The local exhibit was arranged with assistance of of the ASU School of Theater and Film, ASU Libraries Preservation Lab and valley libraries. The four glass cases feature these themes: the cultural background of the King James Bible, bible versions, bible bindings and illustrations, and the bible in popular culture. Each of these cases is represented in the tabs of this guide, offering additional resources to supplement the items featured.
Related library materials available for check out are on a book cart next to Case 2.
St. John's Bible is on permanent display in the Luhrs Reading Room (Hayden Library, fourth floor).
Please sign the exhibit guestbook (next to case 4) to be notified about future events at ASU Libraries!
The King James Bible: A Celebration of Language and Literature
Sponsored by the Department of English
David Hawkes, Professor of English
Keith Miller, Professor of English
Robert Sturges, Professor of English and Associate Chair
Moderated by Ayanna Thompson, Associate Dean and Professor of English
Monday November 14, 2011
Hayden Library, Room C6 East
The Dawn of the King James Bible in America
Sponsored by the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
Tracy Fessenden, Professor of Religious Studies
Moses Moore, Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Catherine O’Donnell, Associate Professor of History
Moderated by Kent Wright, Associate Professor of History
Monday November 14
Memorial Union, Alumni Lounge, Room 202
Refreshments will be served
Celebrating 400 Years of the King James Bible
Arizona Center of Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Fall 2011 Public Symposium
Thomas Willard, Associate Professor of English, University of Arizona
King James and the Politics of Translation
John C. Ulreich, Professor of English, University of Arizona
“All in All”: The King James Bible in Milton’s Poetry
Homer B. Pettey, Associate Professor of English, University of Arizona
Early Rejection and Acceptance of the King James Version
Saturday November 19
10:00am – 2:00pm
Hayden Library, Room C6 East
Lunch is included