Loyola Marymount University is one of 40 sites across the nation hosting an exhibit on the King James Bible that explores the social, cultural, literary, and religious influence of the King James Bible over the 400 years since it was first published. It will be held in the William H. Hannon Library from Thursday, January 24, through Friday, February 22. The exhibit, and associated events below, are all free and open to the public, partially funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
In addition to the main exhibit itself, the University is also hosting the following associated events:
On Monday, February 11, at 8:00 p.m., there will be a gospel concert in Sacred Heart Chapel, followed by commentary by Dr. Diane White-Clayton and the Rev. Jason Darden. They will present “The Lasting Presence of the King James Bible in the Music of the Black Church." Following their presentation, there will be a reception and exhibit viewing in the library. For more information, please access:
On Tuesday, February 19, at 6:00 p.m., there will be a discussion with professors from the Theological Studies Department in the library, in its Von der Ahe Family Suite. Professors Thomas P. Rausch, S.J., Jeffrey Siker, and Daniel Smith-Christopher will present “The King James Version in a Catholic Context.” For more information, please acces:
“Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible” will be on display in the library's level 3 atrium, just adjacent to the department of Archives and Special Collections, which is hosting a companion rare book exhibition called “Singular Wisdom: The King James Bible and Early Printed Bibles.” For more information, please access: