Conference on Bible Translations and Human Dignity
The Bible is still the most sold and widely used of all scriptures. It is also one of the most abused scriptures. It transforms the lives of countless individuals and societies by liberating them to a fuller life and imparting in them a deep sense of dignity and worth. Yet, history also tells us how military conquerors, politicians and traders have abused it to expand their self-interests. The Bible is feared because it exposes the viciousness of human selfishness. It condemns anything that harms lives and human flourishing. Nor does it offer cheap solutions to the complex problems that face us today. Taking the 400th anniversary of the King James Version (1611) and 45th anniversary of the Jerusalem Bible (1966) this conference provides opportunities to ask deep questions about the nature, relevance and impact of the Bible on peoples and their societies in different parts of our world.
This conference is open to all interested persons, especially to the members to various Bible Societies, mission organizations, faith communities, voluntary agencies, staff and students of various university departments.
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