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Biblical Translation: A Sion College Zoom seminar with John Barton

How can churches choose the best translation for use in public worship. In this seminar John Barton will examine three binaries in the discussion: functional versus formal equivalence, traditional versus modern forms of expression, and inclusive versus non-inclusive language.

John Barton is the Oriel and Lang Emeritus Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture and a Senior Research Fellow in the University of Oxford.  He is also an Anglican priest, having been ordained in 1973. His book, A History of the Bible: The Book and its Faiths, presents the history of the origins and development of the Bible, its collection and canonization, and its interpretation and reception, together with reflections on its place within Christianity and Judaism.

Please note that because of the short notice for this event, cancellations will not be possible once applications have been made. Applicants to this Sion College seminar are asked on the application form to confirm their postal address. Attendees will be sent a copy of John Barton’s recent book A History of the Bible (Penguin, RRP £12.99), as well as a wine package during the week before the event.

Online application and payment is available for this event. To apply and pay online you will first need to register if you haven't done so already. Once the Administrator has approved your registration, you will be able to log in and access the online application/payment. You will only need to register once, and for any applications for subsequent events you will need only to log in.

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