Friday, 21 September 2012

Manifold Greatness Lecture - Now Online

Members and Friends who missed Helen Moore's 'Manifold Greatness' lecture back in April can now watch online...

The original lecture was given at the Harry Ransom Centre, Austin, Texas, on April 26th, 2012, in conjunction with the venue's celebrated KJB exhibition, which will now travel across the USA until July 2013 (see full schedule).

Moore's illustrated talk addresses the role played by Oxford in the translation of the King James Bible, the methods used by the translators, and highlights some of the items displayed at the Oxford exhibition, which attracted some 58,000 visitors.

Helen Moore is editor of Manifold Greatness: The Making of the King James Bible, and Fellow and Tutor in English at Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford.

PBS Feature on the Austin KJB Exhibition

Short PBS video feature by KLRU on the 'King James Bible: History and Influence' exhibition at the Harry Ransom Centre in Austin, Texas.

Monday, 10 September 2012

Tyndale Society Lecturer at UK Newton Festival

Long-time Tyndale Society USA member Helen Martin is to speak at the 'Gravity Fields' festival 2012 -  an eight day celebration of arts, science, and heritage, inspired by the work of Sir Isaac Newton.

Martin, an authority on the life and work of Newton in addition to her keen interest in William Tyndale, will give two lectures as part of the event - running from 21st to 28th September in Grantham, Lincolnshire.

Tyndale Society Members and friends are warmly invited to attend her talk on 'Newton and Religion' at 12.15pm on Sunday 23rd September followed by 'An Astronomer, His Friend and Their Teacher' at 12.15pm on Tuesday 25th September.

For further details, and to book tickets for these and other festival events, visit the Gravity Fields Festival website using the links above.

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Tyndale Society in the US News...

Bill Cooper's authoritative TSJ review of David Teems' Tyndale: The Man Who Gave God and English Voice has this week been cited in the US press...

Breathecast's Christian Post reports "Teems recently received high praise when England's scholarly Tyndale Society reviewed his critically acclaimed biography, Tyndale: The Man Who Gave God An English Voice.

"The review, which appeared in the latest edition of The Tyndale Society Journal, extolled Teems for his original approach to William Tyndale as a man.

"'Teems concentrates not on what was important to Tyndale's peers and contemporaries, nor yet to his more modern biographers, but on what was important to William Tyndale himself,' writes reviewer Dr. William Cooper."

"Cooper praises Teems for his wise use of authoritative source material and his concise, pithy style of writing, but was most impressed with Teems' bold approach to Tyndale's spiritual side."

The original review appeared on page 64 of The Tyndale Society Journal No. 41.

Read the full article...