Talk:Tyndale, Erasmus, and the English Bible
- Wednesday 6th April 6.30pm
William Tyndale’s 1526 translation of the New Testament is a landmark in the history of the English Bible. It was the first printed text of any kind, and the first to use the Greek original. For his text, Tyndale used Erasmus’s Novum Instrumentum, first printed in 1516. This month sees the 500th Anniversary of Erasmus’s monumental book. This lecture discusses Tyndale, his translation, and his use of Erasmus. In what ways is Tyndale an Erasmian humanist as well as an early English Protestant? In the process, I will illustrate the distinctiveness of Tyndale’s English and show why he still matters.
Brian Cummings is Anniversary Professor of English at the University of York. Among his other books, he is the editor of the Oxford World’s Classics Book of Common Prayer. With Professor Alexandra Walsham (Cambridge) he is director of the Arts and Humanities Research Council project, Remembering the Reformation.
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Please note there is no parking on site at Auckland Castle but there is clear signage to North Bondgate car park a short walking distance away, which is free after 6pm.
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