March 18, 2011
University to be host to the King James Bible Lectures
Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University will be host to the King James Bible Lectures at the Quayle Bible Collection’s Urishay Castle Room in the south wing of the Collins Library, 518 Eighth St., on the Baldwin City campus.
The lectures are held in conjunction with the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, which was completed in 1611. Admission is free.
Here is the schedule of the lectures:
• Tuesday, March 29, 7 p.m.: “The Hampton Court Conference,” Dr. Ralph Tanner, Emeritus President, Baker University. Baker’s Chamber Choir will perform English Renaissance music before the lecture.
• Tuesday, April 19, 7:30 p.m.: “The King James Version: 1611-2011,” Dr. Paul Mirecki, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Kansas
• Tuesday, May 3, 7:30 p.m.: “King James: Mover and Author,” Dr. David Bergeron, Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Kansas.
An exhibit, “400 Years of the King James Bible,” is on display through July 2011 at the Quayle Bible Collection. The Quayle collection owns several examples of the King James Bible, including two copies from 1611. The exhibit traces its ancestry from early handwritten manuscripts in Latin through translations into middle and modern English that led up to the King James translation.
The Quayle collection features rare bibles and other materials such as handwritten scrolls, and bible translations that range in age from 2000 B.C. to the present. The collection began with a 1925 gift from the estate of Bishop William A. Quayle, a Baker alumnus who later served as president of Baker University.