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The Christian Contributions Of King James I And IV

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King James I and IV James Charles Stuart was King of Scotland from 1567 to 1625 and King of England from 1603 to 1625 (Mathew). James mother, Mary, queen of Scots, was forced to abdicate in 1567, making James the King of Scotland. King James is also known for translating the Bible into English in 1602, finishing the process in 1611. Since the Bible was translated, it has allowed a larger variety of people to understand religion. Although King James was not very religious, he was a great Christian influencer because he translated the Bible into the English language which allowed the commoners to not only read the Bible, but also have a closer relationship to God. Ironically, King James was not that religious, but he had a great impact on the Christian people. “In addition, James famously oversaw a new authorized English translation of the Bible, published in 1611, which became known as the King James Version” (Mathew). In 1602, King James began translating the Bible into the English language, allowing the Christian community to be able to completely understand the Bible. Above all, “One of James's great contributions to England was the Authorised King James's Version of the bible (1611) which was to become the standard text for more than 250 years” (“James I and VI (1566 - 1625”). Ultimately, King James had an immense impact on the Christian society due to the translation, he also greatly impacted England at the same time. By translating the Bible into English, King James
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