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The Bible in the Seventeenth Century:
The Authorised Version Quatercentenary (1611-2011)

7th - 9th July 2011
Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies
University of York

This conference, timed to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the 1611 King James Bible, will look at the reception of the Bible in the early modern era. It will bring together an impressive range of scholars from a variety of disciplines, to assess the significance of the scriptures to cultural, political, theological and philosophical history throughout the long seventeenth century.

The conference aims to clarify the uses to which the Bible was put in the period. It is premised on the notion that the biblical culture of the seventeenth century was vibrant and pervasive, including, for example, interpretation of politics and social revolutions, distinctive forms of philosophical and scientific thought and a discursive language of biblical characters, figures and typologies, the implications of which remain very much under-explored.

The conference will be based at the King's Manor, a beautiful complex of Medieval and Renaissance buildings in the heart of York. Plenary lectures will also be held at the historic Merchant Taylors Hall and the 14th century Hospitium.

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