Sunday, 27 June 2004

Good as New: Henson interviewed

From the BBC Radio 4 Sunday programme, Edward Stourton interviews John Henson.

There’s a new translation of the Bible out – or, as it chooses to style itself, “A Radical Retelling of the Scriptures”. The Archbishop of Canterbury apparently likes it – he’s written the forward - traditionalists won’t. John the Baptist becomes John the Dipper, St Peter is given the nickname Rocky, and Jesus, instead of being the “Son of Man” is the “Complete Person”. I asked the translator, a retired Baptist minister called John Henson what he was trying to achieve.

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Posted by Simon Sarmiento on Sunday, 27 June 2004 at 1:08 PM GMT | TrackBack
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