Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Week in Links (The Abrahamic Faiths and their Texts in Translation Edition)

Two articles in the popular press this week touch on different intersections of the very interesting issues of religious identity, scholarship, authority, and the question of "canonical" translations:

A Jewish Edition of the New Testament

New Translation of Prayers is Rooted in Catholic Church's Past

And the Scottish Parliament introduced a resolution in honor of Mrs. Lewis and Mrs. Gibson (whom I've mentioned here before) and their work that allowed for a better understanding of all kinds of scriptures and translations (among many other things related to late-antique and medieval texts). Three cheers for the devolution of power! Scroll down to the fourth resolution on the page:

Motions and Amendments: Parliamentary Business of the Scottish Parliament

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