Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Stop Press! TSJ40 e-Issue - out now online!

A sneak preview of this summer's forthcoming issue of The Tyndale Society Journal (full printed edition to be published and mailed out to Society Members across the world over the next few weeks).

Monday, 20 June 2011

Wyclif and The Lollards on Radio 4

This week, Melvyn Bragg tackles the topic of Wyclif and the Lollards on Radio 4's 'In our Time'...

To listen in via iPlayer - click here.

John Wyclif - one of the most important thinkers of the Middle Ages - was the medieval philosopher and theologian who in the fourteenth century instigated the first complete English translation of the Bible.

Bragg is joined in his ruminations by programme regulars Sir Anthony Kenny (Philosopher and former Master of Balliol College, Oxford), Anne Hudson (Emeritus Professor of Medieval English at the University of Oxford) and Rob Lutton (Lecturer in Medieval History at the University of Nottingham).

To access Bragg's earlier programme on Fox's Book of Martyrs (featuring Diarmaid MacCulloch, Justin Champion and Elizabeth Evenden) click here.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Priceless prayerbooks at Katherine Parr's Manor

Biblical book-lovers will be beating a path to Cambridge this summer, as medieval manor Elton Hall throws open the doors to its amazing library...

Home to the Proby family since the 1660s, the Hall houses a magnificent collection of early English Bibles and associated works.

Highlights on display will include: Tyndale’s New Testament and Pentateuch, both of 1534 and a manuscript of the Wycliffite New Testament, written and illuminated in London in the 1420s.

First editions of all of the major English translations of the Bible throughout the 16th-century will also be on show, including Coverdale’s Bible of 1535 and a copy of the Great Bible of 1539.

Elton's Royal connections are also referenced, with a vellum prayer book once owned by Katherine Parr, containing several notes in the hand of Henry VIII as well as a Latin Book of Hours bearing her signature.

The exhibition - curated by Liam Sims of Cambridge University Library will be open on Wednesdays and Thursdays 2-5pm from now until the end of July, plus Sunday opening - in addition - during August.

For full details, visit the Hall's website here, or contact the Hall via email at: office@eltonhall.com