God's Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible by Adam NicolsonGod's Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible by Adam Nicolson

God's Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible

byAdam Nicolson

Paperback | August 2, 2005

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A network of complex currents flowed across Jacobean England. This was the England of Shakespeare, Jonson, and Bacon; the era of the Gunpowder Plot and the worst outbreak of the plague. Jacobean England was both more godly and less godly than the country had ever been, and the entire culture was drawn taut between these polarities. This was the world that created the King James Bible. It is the greatest work of English prose ever written, and it is no coincidence that the translation was made at the moment "Englishness," specifically the English language itself, had come into its first passionate maturity. The English of Jacobean England has a more encompassing idea of its own scope than any form of the language before or since. It drips with potency and sensitivity. The age, with all its conflicts, explains the book.

This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.
A network of complex currents flowed across Jacobean England. This was the England of Shakespeare, Jonson, and Bacon; the era of the Gunpowder Plot and the worst outbreak of the plague. Jacobean England was both more godly and less godly than the country had ever been, and the entire culture was drawn taut between these polarities. Thi...
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Title:God's Secretaries: The Making of the King James BibleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.76 inPublished:August 2, 2005Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060838736

ISBN - 13:9780060838737

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Interesting I love my King James bible and I found this book to add to my enjoyment and reading experience
Date published: 2018-09-07

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“[God’s Secretaries] is a wonderful example of what the determined researcher can find and use where the less diligent or imaginative see only deficiency….Nicolson’s greatest gift is his ability to portray the vibrant characters of the men responsible for the unfolding of this story.” (Weekly Standard)