This article examines A Chronology of the English Bible in the 20th Century from 1900-1950 and Lists the Events in the History of the English Versions of Scripture.
1900. Final meeting of the Niagara Bible Conference.
1901. American Standard Version.
1903. First edition of Weymouth’s New Testament (modern English version).
1904. Twentieth Century New Testament (modern English version). • Sigmund Freud, Psychopathology of Everyday Life.
1906. Azusa Street Revival in Los Angeles inaugurates modern Pentecostal movement.
1907. The foundation of Hollywood as a film-making center. • Walter Rauschenbusch’s Christianity and the Social Crisis articulates the “Social Gospel.”
1908. Delegates from 33 denominations meeting in Philadelphia establish the Federal Council of Churches to promote Social Gospel. • Ford Motor Company introduces the “Model T.”
1909. First edition of Scofield Reference Bible.
1910. First volume of The Fundamentals is published to counter liberal theology in America. • General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. adopts “Five Point” doctrinal test (Biblical inerrancy, virgin birth, substitutionary atonement, bodily resurrection, and reality of miracles).
1913. Von Soden’s Greek New Testament • Moffat New Testament (popular paraphrase).
1914. British declare war on Germany. • Ford Motor Co. installs chain-driven assembly lines.
1915. Telephone service between New York and San Francisco.
1917. Improved edition of Scofield Reference Bible. • U.S. declares war on Germany. • Communist revolutionaries gain control of Russian Empire.
1918. English Parliament adopts the “Representation of the People Act,” giving women the right to vote. • Treaty of Versailles humiliates Germany, ends First World War. League of Nations established.
1919. Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits manufacture and sale of alcohol.
1920. Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution requires all states to give voting rights to women. • First commercial radio station in U.S. (KDKA Pittsburgh) begins broadcasting.
1922. Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. approves ordination of women as deacons. • Harry Emerson Fosdick preaches against Second Coming of Christ, Biblical inerrancy, Virgin Birth. • Lincoln Memorial dedicated in Washington, D.C.
1923. J. Gresham Machen, Christianity and Liberalism. • Time magazine founded. • Radio becomes popular craze in America.
1924. Methodist Episcopal Church approves ordination of women as local preachers.
1925. Major newspapers ridicule conservative opposition to theory of evolution in coverage of Scopes “Monkey” Trial in Dayton, Tennessee. • Liberals of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. overturn the “Five Point” test adopted in 1910. • Canadian Mehodists, Presbyterians and Congregationalists merge to form the United Church of Canada.
1928. Moffat Bible published with Old Testament
1929. Exodus of conservatives from Princeton; Westminster Theological Seminary founded in Philadelphia.
1930. Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. approves ordination of women as elders • First television program with sound broadcast by the BBC.
1932. General Association of Regular Baptist Churches formed by fundamentalists leaving the Northern Baptist Convention.
1933. Eighteenth Amendment (prohibiting alcohol) repealed.
1935. Moffat Bible revised.
1936. Orthodox Presbyterian Church founded by conservatives leaving the PCUSA. • United Church of Canada (uniting Methodists, Presbyterians, and Congregationalists) approves ordination of women.
1937. Charles Fuller begins weekly nation-wide radio broadcasts of “Old Fashioned Gospel Hour.”
1939. Sigmund Freud, Moses and Monotheism. • Britain declares war on Germany.
1940. Lamsa translation of Peshitta New Testament
1941. U.S. declares war on Japan after attack on Pearl Harbor.
1942. National Association of Evangelicals formed by anti-fundamentalist “neo-evangelicals” in St. Louis, to promote conservative Christian involvement in public affairs.
1944. U.S. Army lands at Normandy. • Youth for Christ founded by neo-evangelicals in Chicago.
1945. U.S. Air Force destroys 2 Japanese cities with atomic bombs. End of 2nd World War.
1946. Revised Standard version of the New Testament published with great fanfare.
1947. Dead Sea Scrolls (dated c. 150 B.C. to A.D. 75) discovered in Qumran. • Conservative Baptist Association founded by conservatives leaving the Northern Baptist Convention. • Fuller Theological Seminary founded by neo-evangelicals in Pasadena.
1948. Communist agents discovered in U.S. State Department. “Red Scare” begins. • World Council of Churches constituted in Amsterdam.
1949. Billy Graham’s evangelistic campaign in Los Angeles attracts national attention.
1950. National Council of Churches constituted in Cleveland. • Billy Graham begins television broadcasts.
A Chronology of the English Bible in the 20th Century from 1900-1950 as explained in this article shows the events that took place during the period in chronological order.