Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible

January 23 – February 21, 2013

Schedule of Events

Jan. 26, 2-4 pm Why it’s hard to read the scriptures after the King James Bible by Dr. Kevin Seidel. Reception to follow Hartzler Library
Feb. 2, 2-4 pm Hidden in the Word”: Maria Stewart, the Bible and Politics" with Dr. Valerie Cooper, UVA Massanutten Regional Library, Harrisonburg
Feb. 9, 2-4 pm The King James Bible and Family History: A Dialogue with Dr. Michael Galgano, JMU Department of History and Lois Bowman, EMU Librarian Massanutten Regional Library, Harrisonburg
Feb. 12, 12 noon – 1 pm An interactive workshop in reading the King James Bible : New Lectio Divina with Kate Burke, UVA EMU West Dining Hall

We hope you can join us as we introduce this fascinating exhibition to our community.

For additional information please contact Stephanie Bush, Instructional Services Librarian at Eastern Mennonite University, 540-432-4170 or

The exhibit is open during library hours

For information on the exhibit and the influence of the King James Bible see the official website for Manifold Greatness

Directions to Eastern Mennonite University. Exhibit visitors are welcome to park in the Library parking on the south side of the library.
Directions to Massanutten Regional Library

The traveling exhibition Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible was organized by the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC, and the American Library Association’s Public Programs Office. It is based on the exhibition of the same name developed by the Folger Shakespeare Library and the Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford, with assistance from the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, to mark the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible. The traveling exhibition was made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.