September 25th, 2011 This week, host Mary Hynes celebrates the spoken word.
We'll hear about a world-wide birthday party, as the King James Version of the Bible turns 400. Mary talks with Renaissance scholar Gordon Campbell, author of Bible; The Story of the King James Version, 1611- 2011, who explains that the KJV's power, comes from the fact that it was the first Bible designed to be read out loud.
Around the world, there are lectures, seminars, musical events and celebrations underway, to mark the 400th anniversary of the King James Version of the Bible. For more details visit these websites:
This week in Victoria, B.C., there's a "Biblethon" - which will result in a complete, continuous reading of the KJV from cover to cover. Find out more from The Christ Church Cathedral website.