I think this a question with factual answers so putting it here. Mods please shift if required.
I was reading the Wikipedia page on the great songwriter Jimmy Webb. Towards the bottom there was the line:
Webb has stated, “I am a strong believer in God… God is important to me. God is bigger than any one particular denomination. I don’t like it when people try to confine Him. I don’t put any limits on God.” Webb reads the King James Version of the Bible.
I was struck by the desire to make clear mention of a specific version of the Bible. What am I supposed to understand by this? Some guesses I had were:
It is code that Webb has a particular flavour of Christian belief [assuming if he was a regular Anglican, Methodist or whatever, they would have just said that, but in the less structured world of the American God its a flag for being somewhere specific on the belief spectrum]
Related to the above, but more political in its intent [assuming there is some sort of relationship between which version of the Bible people are likely to follow, the churches they like to belong to and the sort of political stance these little communities adopt. Something of that tone comes through Webb’s quote for me].
Maybe as one of the great 20th century song-writers he just likes its particular cadences and, well, biblical language, in which case he could be just as happy with the King James version of the phone book.
Something else entirely.
I know less than nothing about religion. Help me out here.