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Celebrate 400 Years of the King James Bible

Join us as we explore the history of one of the most influential books in the English-speaking world!

Thursday, April 28 – 5:00-7:30 PM

From Scrolls to Scriptures: The Curious Story of the English Bible with Dr. Brian Irwin

The King James Version of the Bible has dominated the Christian world for the past 400 years, but it was not the first Bible to be translated into English. Join Professor Brian Irwin as we uncover how the rise and fall of empires and a church in turmoil influenced translation and resulted in the English Bibles that we read today.

Thursday, MAY 26 –5:00-7:30 PM

Plotting and Piety: The Tumultuous World of King James I & VI with The Rev. Dr. Stuart Macdonald

King James faced tumultuous times in both his Kingdoms. Religious change had been dramatic, and religious factions in each of the nations he ruled sought differing visions of what the church should be. In Scotland, Presbyterians sought to create a godly society ruled according to the scriptures. In England, the church was divided between those who were content with the reforms which had already been enacted, and those who wished to purify the church. How was King James, who believed God had entrusted him with the responsibilities of crown and church, to bring peace?

Cost of each lecture: $25 Regular, $15 Students

Each presentation is followed by a viewing of the most significant collection of
English Bibles ever assembled in Canada.