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The Impact of The King James Bible, lessened!
on 6 February 2012
Bragg's "History of the King James Bible" is a fascinating, meticulously researched piece of writing. My problem is that the language he uses often dams the flow of reading and obscures the meaning.
Let me quote you an example: "Above all, above anything, it could not only be argued about, this Book of Books, it could and did embolden argument against itself." (p 86)
Now I understand what he means, but I had to stop and interrogate the text, thus slowing the pace and affecting the flow.
I wonder what audience he had in mind when he wrote it.