Saturday, October 29, 2011

Fires of Faith - KJV Bible

This series is worth watching.  The New York Times reports:
Channel Surfing: ‘Fires of Faith’ on BYUtv

You may never have heard of BYUtv, but it’s in the midst of broadcasting a smart three-part series on the creation of the most influential book the Western world has ever seen, the King James Bible.

This year is the 400th anniversary of that Bible’s publication, and the TV network, affiliated with Brigham Young University, is marking the anniversary with “Fires of Faith: The Coming Forth of the King James Bible,” a documentary that mixes historical re-creations with well-chosen commentary by academics and religious scholars representing many faiths. Part 2, subtitled “Martyrs for a Book,” first shown Sunday, receives an encore broadcast Wednesday night and focuses on the man largely responsible for the words and phrases most Christians know: William Tyndale.
BYUtv is available on Dish, DirecTV and some cable systems. The series is also viewable online at the network’s Web site. Part three will air Sunday, Oct. 30, at 6 and 9 p.m. Mountain. The previous two episodes can be viewed on the BYUtv website

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