KJV 400 Legacy and Impact

Guest Speakers | Faculty Speakers | Dramatic Readings | Historic Bible Displays
Musical Performance | Shakespearean Play | Art Exhibit | Film Screening


Guest Speakers

Timothy George

Timothy George

Address: "William Tyndale: Forerunner of the KJV"

Timothy George has been the dean of Beeson Divinity School since its inception in 1988. As founding dean, George has been instrumental in shaping its character and mission. He teaches church history and doctrine. He serves as executive editor for Christianity Today, and on the editorial advisory boards of The Harvard Theological Review, Christian History and Books & Culture. George has written more than 20 books and regularly contributes to scholarly journals. His book Theology of the Reformers has been translated into several languages and is used as a textbook in many schools and seminaries. He edited J.I. Packer and the Evangelical Future (Baker 2009) and co-edited the book Our Sufficiency is Of God: Essays on Preaching in Honor of Gardner C. Taylor (March 2010).

Leland Ryken

Leland Ryken

Addresses: "What Makes the King James Version Great?" and "The Legacy of the King James Bible"

Leland Ryken has been a faculty member in the Department of English at Wheaton College since 1968. He has written or edited numerous books, including The Word of God in English, Dictionary of Biblical Imagery, and A Complete Literary Guide to the Bible. Dr. Ryken served as literary stylist for The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Most recently he has published The Legacy of the King James Bible: Celebrating 400 Years of the Most Influential English Translation (Crossway, 2011).

John Woodbridge

John Woodbridge

Address: "The Theological Impact of the KJV"

John D. Woodbridge, Research Professor of Church History and the History of Christian Thought at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, came to the divinity school in 1970. He was awarded a Fulbright fellowship and has done post-graduate study with fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies. He received a publishing grant from the National Center of Scientific Research in Paris and a grant from the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel, Germany. He has taught history at the Université de Toulouse, Northwestern University and at Hautes Etudes, the Sorbonne, the University of Paris.

He has written or edited numerous books including Eerdman's Handbook of American Christianity, Great Leaders of the Christian Church, and A God-Sized Vision, Stories of Revival that Stretch and Stir. He has served as the American Consulting Editor for the Baker History of the Christian Church (8 vols.) and is presently writing with Everett Ferguson and Frank James a new European Church History for Zondervan. His books have won four Gold Medallions, and he has served as a Senior Editor of Christianity Today.