Sunday, 26 August 2012

Preview of Reformation 17 - Tribute Issue

The Tyndale Society's next scholarly title - Reformation 17 - currently in the final stages of editing - will be dedicated to the memory of Professor Patrick Collinson CBE, Regius Professor of Modern History at Cambridge University, and one of the foremost scholars of English religious history in the post-Reformation period.

Described by the Telegraph in his obituary "Collinson managed the rare achievement of having a profound impact on the debate while managing not to fall out with others working in the same area. This is because he always combined rigorous scholastic methods with academic integrity and intellectual generosity."

Articles will include a substantial number of contributions by major scholars of Reformation history and literature, among them: Peter Marshall, Andrew Hadfield, Brian Cummings and Euan Cameron.

Reformation 17 will be distributed to all Reformation Members of the Tyndale Society in October 2012, as part of their annual subscription.

If you wish to receive this publication but:
  • Are not yet a member of the Tyndale Society
  • Have not yet renewed your Reformation subscription for 2012
  • Wish to upgrade your current subscription to include Reformation
Then please email the Tyndale Society this week, with your request, so that we can ensure  you are included in our print run and our distribution list.

Mantel's 'Wolf Hall' to be TV Mini-Series

The BBC has announced production of a new six part adaptation of Hilary Mantel's Booker prize-winning novel - Wolf Hall.

Set in England in the 1520s, the story centres around the life of Thomas Cromwell, who rose from humble beginnings - as the son of a brutal blacksmith - to become  Henry VIII's chief minister.

The series will show a nation on the brink of disaster and civil war, and a Court filled with betrayals, alliances, affairs and scheming.

Although not directly featured himself as a character, the novel is permeated throughout by the influence and repercussions of William Tyndale's Bible translation.


Friday, 17 August 2012

A Tweet from our Chairman

As some of our Members and Friends may already know, our intrepid Chairman, Mary Clow broke her leg very badly over the summer, whilst holidaying in Greece.  

She has spent the past two months grounded - immobilised in a wheelchair - with the offending limb outstretched and fully encased in plaster.

However, we're pleased to report that Mary's UK medics have now decreed the cast can come off next week - allowing her once more to reach her desk!

Our thoughts are with her for a speedy recovery down in Gloucestershire, as - like Kevin the Kestrel pictured here - she regains her strength, re-learns to walk, and takes to the airways once again!

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Tyndale Society USA Seminar 'Let Him Alone!'

Members and Friends of The Tyndale Society are warmly invited to register for our next Seminar event, to be held on September 8th, in Pennsylvania, USA.

Entitled 'Let Him Alone!' the event will focus around the theme of religious persecution after 'The Great Ejection' of 1662.

Keynote Speakers will include historians Dr. Carl Trueman and Barbara Cross and Judge Thomas Martin.

On exhibition during the event - from the personal collection of Mr Charles Payette -  will be a unique folio copy of the Book of Common Prayer of 1662,prepared for the Archbishop of Canterbury.  This very rare book was the standard to which all university professors and English clergy were to conform.

The Seminar event will run from 9am until 1pm on Saturday September 8th at London Grove Friends Meeting House, 500 W. Street Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348.

To book your place at this event, or to find out more details, email our US Secretary, Miss Helen Martin.  (Suggested voluntary contribution of $10).