The ‘Bible’ - Exploring the Maze of Translations

Tuesday 21 November 18.00 – 20.00

Multi-Faith Centre, University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby DE22 1GB

The translation of the Bible into vernacular languages was one of the distinctive features of the Protestant Reformation. Though not the first, even in German, Luther's translations of 1522 and 1534 were hugely influential. Since his time there has been an enormous profusion of widely varying translations, prompted by different interests and perspectives, as well as by new discoveries. Even the question of which books should be included has been controversial. This talk will explore the diversity of the plethora of translations - especially those in English. What can we know about the 'originals'? And what is lost - and gained - in translation? Join us for a lecture on this topic given by Emeritus Professor Jonathan Powers.

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