Tyndale, the Bible and the 21st Century

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The execution of William Tyndale, who translated most of the Old Testament into English, in 1536. ‘It was the translation of the Bible into the vernacular, a project at the heart of the Reformation, that opened up the stories of the Hebrew scriptures to ordinary people,’ writes Giles Fraser.

On 24 October 2017 sister Caroline Peel and brother Jan Tim went to hear at St Paul’s cathedral Melvin Bragg on the work of William Tyndale (followed by a further talk by a Jane Williams on the implications of being able to read the Bible for yourself and dying for your faith). Chaired by Canon Mark Oakley you may find the event recorded at St Paul’s Cathedral well worth a listen.

William Tyndale gave us the Bible in English, and died for it. His passion was to put the Bible into the hands of everyone so that we could read it for ourselves. Executed as a heretic in 1536 for translating the Bible, within a few years his translation was in every church in England. Melvyn Bragg, broadcaster, novelist, and biographer of Tyndale, and Jane Williams, theologian, explore what difference he made to our lives.

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