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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.
Also on the show, several months before the death of his friend and mentor Douglas Campbell
, actor RH Thomson
recorded Campbell reciting the poetry of William Blake
. RH plays a selection of those recordings, to show why Campbell's voice was unique, and why poetry must be spoken aloud to achieve its true power. This is an extraordinarily beautiful radio documentary prepared for Tapestry by Frank Faulk
Also - thanks to our friends at CBC Radio's The Irrelevant Show
, a re-broadcast of their very funny skit, Tweeting the Bible
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:The King James Bible: King James Bible TrustThe King James Version 400th Anniversary
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