A Sion College Zoom seminar with John Barton

Biblical Translation

A Sion College Zoom seminar with John Barton

Wednesday 21st April 2021: 7:00 for 7:30pm

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.

If you have not yet registered for online payment you will be asked to do this and your registration will need to be validated by the Administrator before you can use the facility. You will only need to register once, and for any applications for subsequent events you will need only to log in. Payment is taken by PayPal, but you do not need a PayPal account.

Please note

  • Cancellations will not be refunded
  • The Zoom link will be sent out to all attendees a few days before the event
  • Application to this event will be taken as confirmation that you are happy for your name and address to be shared with a wine supplier for this purpose
  • It is Sion College policy that no events are recorded

Sion College events are often over-subscribed and each place is generously subsidised. If you are offered a place but are unable to attend for any reason, please let the office know so that your place may be offered to another. In the event of failure to attend without notice after being reserved a place, the Court will require a refund of the subsidy.  Application for a place at any Sion event constitutes acceptance of this proviso.


Event Details

Event date: 21st April
Applications open: 11th March
Applications close: 6th April
Price: £10.00

Event Properties

Event Date 21-04-2021 7:00 pm
Event End Date 21-04-2021 9:00 pm
Registration Start Date 11-03-2021 9:00 am
Cut off date 06-04-2021 11:55 pm
Individual Price £10.00
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