The Bible and the Word

What is the role of the Bible for people in Denmark today? Almost everyone knows, for example, the story of Adam and Eve, and people use expressions like ‘pearls before swine’ without thinking that they come from the Bible. For more than a thousand years the stories and messages of the Bible have been interwoven with people’s way of thinking and speaking in Denmark. After the Reformation, the Bible reached more and more of the population as a book they could read and also interpret more independently.