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Lori Anne Ferrell Presents “The Bible and the People”
Lori Anne Ferrell, chair of English and professor of early modern history and literature at Claremont Graduate University, will present “The Bible and the People” Thursday, Sept. 13, at 4 p.m. at Payson Library, Malibu, as part of the traveling exhibition “Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible.”
Ferrell's talk will focus on her book of the same name, which is a spin-off of her research of the Bible as a material artifact. The book was also the subject of a 2007 PBS documentary. Ferrell refers to her writings as what she calls a "cultural biography" of the "restless, peripatetic text that is the Christian Bible."
"Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible" is a traveling exhibition that celebrates the 400 years since the first printing of the historic tome. Based in Payson Library, Malibu, until September 21, the exhibit will contain high-quality reproductions of rare and historic books, manuscripts, and works of art from the Folger Shakespeare Library and the Bodleian Library collections, combined with interpretive text and related images. Read more about the exhibition here.