The King James Version of the Bible -- featured in our cover package in our April 28 issue -- turns 400 years of age this year. To say that it has been an enduring translation certainly would be an understatement. While some insist that only
Like the Old Testament prophet Ezekiel’s “wheel in the middle of a wheel,” King James-only churches represent a resilient subculture within the subculture of American fundamentalist Protestants, some scholars insist.
Former President George W. Bush made no secret his politics were tinged by his religious faith, but in his recently released memoir, Decision Points, he never would have made it to the White House without a fateful—and faith-filled—decision to quit drinking in 1986.
Despite the importance many place on this book, even by those outside the church, studies continue to show a woeful ignorance of what's between the covers. In 2007, a book on religious literacy gave Americans an "F" in religion. A 2009 United Kingdom survey concluded