Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Tyndale memorial saved by Nibley villagers

Great news from Tyndale heartland in Gloucestershire, where locals have rallied to the cause of their county's famous son.

After public access to Tyndale's memorial at Nibley Knoll was threatened when the surrounding land went up for sale, local villagers rallied to the rescue.

Launching a campaign to protect their much-loved monument, the villagers raised sufficient funds to buy the surrounding land - thereby protecting access to the Tyndale Memorial for posterity.

For more details about this major news item, see here and here.

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Lambeth Lecture Opens for Bookings

Eminent South African archaeologist Professor David Lewis-Williams is to give this year's Lambeth Tyndale Lecture 'What is Religion?... An Archaeological Answer', at 6pm on October 25th.

Author of the acclaimed trilogy 'The Mind in the Cave', 'The Neolithic Mind', and now 'Conceiving God', Lewis-Williams is a world-reknowned authority on human prehistory and pre-biblical spiritual awareness.

The lecture will explore the origin of religion in Palaeolithic times, long before the era of Biblical revelation.

The historic setting of this lecture in the 14th Century Guard Room at Lambeth Palace - London residence of Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, is sure to make this a truly memorable event.

Note: As is usual for our Lambeth Lectures, for security purposes all lecture attendees must pre-register by name prior to the event.

Entry at Lambeth Palace on the evening is by production of ticket only.

For full details and to book your place at this event, simply Download our Booking Form here, then return by post, or Email The Tyndale Society to reserve your place.

Friday, 12 August 2011

New Bible History Project

Long-term Bible history project discussed on yahoo.com.

For further details, click here. Will Tyndale be mentioned? We hope so!

Neil L. Inglis
Editor, TSJ

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Tyndale, the KJB, and their influence discussed in African press.

Interesting article on the background to the KJB and its successors in the Ugandan press. Click here for the full story.

Neil L. Inglis
Editor, TSJ

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Is the subjunctive worth preserving?

Here is a Guardian blog post on that very subject. Would that it were so simple! Of interest to all those who follow the history of the English language.

Neil L. Inglis
Editor, TSJ

Friday, 5 August 2011

William Tyndale comes to The Lone Star State

The life and work of William Tyndale is celebrated in the Mustard Seeds column in the Blanco County News.

More proof, if any were needed, of the universality of the Tyndale message.

Neil L. Inglis
Editor, TSJ

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Oldest surviving map of Britain goes online!

This remarkable document was, in its way, as important to the formation of England's national identity as Tyndale's vernacular translation.

Tyndale Society members, I give you--the Gough Map!

Neil L. Inglis
Editor, TSJ

Gloucestershire celebrates Tyndale!

Key quote: "AS a climax to the King James Bible celebrations in Gloucester there is to be a 'Bible Day' Saturday, July 16, from noon.

To celebrate the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible and to celebrate the life and translation work of the Gloucestershire man William Tyndale, the Rev John Shearer will give a talk at the Mariner's Church, The Docks, off Southgate Street, followed by Christians doing 'Open Air Bible Readings' at Gloucester Cross and Eastgate Street starting at 2pm."

No longer a prophet without honour in his own country!

Neil L. Inglis
Editor, TSJ

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

William Tyndale mentioned in HuffPost

"The King James Bible owes much of its success to translator William Tyndale, who was martyred in 1536 for his work on translating the original Greek and Hebrew Scriptures into English. Tyndale's work was remarkable."

Read on...

Good to see our hero named so prominently!

Neil Inglis
Editor, TSJ

Shakespeare scholar passes on

Trevor Howard-Hill, a New Zealand-born pioneer in literary computing and an expert on dramatic manuscripts of the Shakespearean period, was one of the most widely respected scholars in the emerging field of book history.

In the early 1960s, he planned the multi-volume Index to British Literary Bibliography, projected to take over 30 years to complete.

He was also one of the most tenacious and sceptical combatants in the rapidly changing world of editorial theory.

Read on...

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

British Library offers e-classics app for iPad.

The BBC reports on the British Library's latest venture into e-books.

For a monthly subscription fee, users can access digital copies of more than 40,000 classic books available for the iPad.

Texts appear in fully digitised form, complete with original page markings and drawings, as opposed to the plain formatting associated with other types of e-books.

All of the works date from the 18th and 19th centuries and include novels, poetry and historical accounts.