Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Tyndale & the Whole Bible in English - Wotton

The 400th Anniversary of the KJV has certainly stirred up a lot of new interest in Tyndale's life and work!

Thanks to the many groups who have already contacted us to request special Tyndale lectures over 2011 - we are always keen to help spread the word about the life and colossal achievement of the man who gave us our English Bible...

In the third of our March lecture listings, Tyndale Society Trustee David Green will be lecturing for Wotton Civic Society on Friday 11th March.

The lecture and audio-visual presentation will begin at the Civic Centre, Wotton-Under-Edge at 7:30pm. (For exact location see reference 8 on the town's map - accessible here).

All Tyndale Society Members and Friends are warmly welcomed to attend.

Tyndale Hope in Hampstead - 2nd March, 7:30pm

All Members and Friends are invited to attend a public lecture on William Tyndale to be given by Professor Andrew Hope in the Crypt of the Parish Church of St John, Church Row, Hamsptead, London NW3.

This evening event will begin at 7:30pm on 2nd March 2010.

(Nearest Tube: Hampstead)

Tyndale meeets Newton in Grantham - 29th March

US Secretary of The Tyndale Society and Newton expert Helen Martin will be visiting the UK in March to give a talk on The Classical Education of Sir Isaac Newton.

The lecture Event will be held at Newton's old school - The King's School in Grantham - on 29th March with a reception from 6.30pm onwards.

All Tyndale Society Members and Friends are warmly invited to attend.

Tickets cost £7.50 (£6 concessions) including wine and cheese and are available in advance from Sarah Brown at The King's School (numbers strictly limited to 120 people - so book well ahead!)

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Poetic Translation in 'The Word Exchange'

Of interest to all students of the history of the English language 'The Word Exchange' is a new Norton compendium of 123 Anglo-Saxon poems which sit alongside modern English translations rendered by a line-up of 70 contemporary greats including Seamus Heaney (who also provides the foreword) and Paul Muldoon.

Read more in this Washington Post review.

Neil L. Inglis
Editor, TSJ

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Tributes to Dorothy Daniell...

David Daniell and his family send sincere thanks to Tyndale Society Members and friends for the many tributes to David's late wife Dorothy which they have received after her sad death in November.

Dorothy was an expert in dance and art therapy and worked for over thirty years in the field of psychotherapy - latterly providing deeply caring support to trauma sufferers at the Refugee Therapy Centre.

She always gave David her utmost support throughout her career, and had a strong and thoughtful faith.

Keith Salway of The Tyndale Society wrote of her: 'It was a great privilege to have known Dorothy and I have no doubt at all that her contribution to the lives of many is built already as an enduring and living memorial.'

A full obituary is to be published in TSJ No.40.

Friday, 4 February 2011

Tyndale's Million Pound Bible...

Hear the inside story of the book the British Library calls "the most important printed book in the English language" - this rare surviving copy of Tyndale's 1526 New Testament...

The British Library's copy of this Bible - one of only two to survive intact from the original Worms print run of 3,000 - is thought to have belonged to a wealthy merchant - and is beautifully illuminated throughout.

The book was acquired in 1994 for a sum in excess of one million pounds, and since then has been a star attraction of the collection.

Click our podcast link below to follow the story of this powerful and beautiful work, as curator Moira Goff explores what was so different - and dangerous - about this ground-breaking - pocket-sized - translation.

You can zoom in for a closer look and also read more about this sacred text on the British Library's website - as well as access turn-the-pages online texts of other collection treasures such as the Lindisfare Gospels, the Luttrell Psalter and the Lisbon Bible.

Ramona Garcia

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Tyndale on the Moon!

Tyndale's translations - as embodied in the form of the KJV - have carried the English Bible across the globe - but did you know his words had even made it into outer space?

Astronaut and author Jeff Williams - veteran of a combined 362 days in space after a trio of successful launches - will speak at Dunham Bible Museum in Houston, Texas on Wednesday 9th February about science, space, spirituality and the Book NASA took to the moon...

There is also a collection of rare 16th, 17th and 18th Century Bibles on show as part of a special exhibition to celebrate the 400th Anniversary of the KJV.

For full details visit the Museum's website.

John Hellstern