Wake County’s Cameron Village Regional Library will host the traveling exhibition “Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible,” from Saturday, March 9, 2013, through Friday, April 5, 2013, during normal operating hours.
"This is a wonderful way to engage in current literature coupled with literary history," said Library Director Mike Wasilick. "There is so much to learn in the whole Manifold Greatness project, and we are very excited to be one of only 40 stops on the tour."
The traveling exhibition is just one part of the Manifold Greatness project marking the 400th anniversary of the 1611 King James Bible. The sojourn at Cameron Village will be accompanied by several special events:
Tuesday, March 19, 6:30 p.m.
The Bible in Art with N.C. Museum of Art
Curator David Steele will discuss masterpieces of art inspired by stories from the Bible.
Sunday, March 24, 2 p.m.
The Poetry, the Pain and the Problems of Bible Translation
Mark Goodacre, associate professor of the New Testament at Duke University, will discuss the continuing challenges of bringing Biblical texts to new generations of readers.
Organized by the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., and the American Library Association Public Programs Office, the exhibit is brought to Wake County by the National Endowment for the Humanities. It is based on an exhibit of the same name developed by the Folger Shakespeare Library and the Bodleian Library, the University of Oxford, with assistance from the Harry Ransom Center of the University of Texas.