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If the martyrs who brought the King James Bible into existence could still talk to us today, they would most certainly tell the tales of international politics, intrigue, subversion, bloodshed, fire, and the runaway libido of King Henry VIII that were the backdrop of its creation. These stories, along with a modern, scholarly perspective of the 16th century book, are presented in BYUtv's Fires of Faith: The Coming Forth of The King James Bible, a series of films which celebrate the 400th anniversary of one of the most enduring pieces of writing in the history of humanity.

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1 Season, 3 Episodes
October 16, 2011
Faith & Spirituality
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  • In 1604, England's King James orders a new translation of the Bible. Seven years, 54 scholars, and one of the greatest committee efforts in history result in the most widely used book ever written.

  • Gutenberg's revolutionary printing press aided the Protestant Reformation and sped up the printing of illegal Bibles being smuggled to England. Within a year, many influential "heretics" were betrayed, imprisoned, and martyred for their belief.

  • Discover the history of the English Reformation and learn about the varying roles Martin Luther, William Tyndale, and King Henry VIII had in its...

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