Thursday, September 20, 2012

Reichert talk this Sunday

This Sunday is another Reichert talk, "History of the King James Bible," given by Middlebury professor Ellie Bagley

From the flyer:

Ellie Bagley’s talk will be the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, which was celebrated in 2011. Her work is specifically on the Catholic reception of the KJB, drawing attention to the criticisms posed by Catholics from 1611 through 1911 and the effect that those attacks had in polarizing Protestant communities in England, Ireland, the United States, either to defend the authority and literary excellence of the version or to campaign for a large-scale revision that eventually resulted in the Revised Version of 1882-85.

Ellie Bagley is Assistant Professor of Religion at Middlebury College.

About the series:
Rabbi Reichert was a long time summer resident of Ripton who took great pride and interest in the historic Methodist Church, where he was named “rabbi in residence.” He began the tradition of gathering his friends and the public and giving a “little talk” on one of the books of the Bible. Since his death in 1990, his memory has been honored by continuing the talks in his name.

That's this Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, at 4:00 PM.

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