Zoom Event: The Art of Biblical Translation. A Conversation@theRRC with Sarah Ruden
Join Sarah Ruden who will be discussing her new book The Gospels: a new translation with Karenza Passmore and answering questions including:
There are so many translations of the Bible what led you to take on this huge task?
What were your three greatest challenges when translating the texts?
What would you want people to bear in mind when they read (any) translation of scripture?
Did you learn anything surprising about yourself or the Bible when you had completed the project?
Sarah Ruden is a leading translator of the ancient literature of the West. In a career spanning both essential Greek and Roman Classics and sacred literature, she has set new standards for accuracy, stylistic integrity, and accessibility. Her work, including cultural and human-rights journalism, is deeply concerned with questions of power and truth, in accordance with her Quaker faith. She has won Guggenheim, Whiting, and Silvers grants, and numerous other awards. You can find out more about her books at: https://sarahruden.com/
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