The Rev. Fleming Rutledge thinks the Authorized Version can teach us something about preaching:

As a preacher I have special interest in the shaping of sentences for maximum impact, and Prof. Harrison has a lot to say about this. For example, “…[the King James Bible] ends most of its verses with emphatic metrical stresses or resounding words...” I have struggled to impart some of this to students of preaching, but with limited success because most of them have never heard sentences like the ones Harrison is describing.

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About The Author

Fr. Sam Keyes serves as Chaplain at Saint James School in Hagerstown, Maryland. He is a doctoral candidate at Boston College. His current academic interests center on the development of medieval theology in the 12th and 13th centuries.

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