February 20, 2019

Lecture: “‘A Bible! A Bible! We Have Got a Bible’: Translating the New Testament for Latter-day Saints”

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Thursday, March 7, 2019  7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Albrecht Auditorium
Stauffer Hall of Learning
925 N. Dartmouth Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711

CGU alumnus Thomas Wayment discussed the process and politics behind his new translation of the New Testament for a community with a previously closed Bible canon. For nearly two hundred years, the King James Version has served as the official Bible for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons), with other translations being viewed with suspicion. That makes Wayment’s modern translation of the New Testament for Latter-day Saints nothing short of a small revolution in Mormon scriptural studies.

This lecture was free and open to the public.

Thomas Wayment is a professor of classics at Brigham Young University. He completed his MA and PhD in New Testament studies at Claremont Graduate University and has since published extensively on New Testament topics. His latest book is The New Testament: A Translation for Latter-Day Saints.

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