- Written by Alex Walker
An exciting opportunity has arisen following our recent National Conference. Dr Anna Abram, the Principal of the Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology in Cambridge, spoke to that gathering about Ecclesial Ethics. Her talk gave rise to a lot of interest, with the result that she has invited us to create a working group on the subject. She is prepared to help with an initial meeting, symposium or brain-storming day session at her institute. She suggests a diverse group of representatives of professions who are familiar with professional ethics, theologians, Church leaders, representatives of the Bishops' Conference etc.
- Written by Joseph O'Hanlon
In view of the recent disclosure that the English Standard Version (ESV) of the Bible has been chosen for a new Lectionary, with emendations that make it the English Standard Bible - Catholic Edition, I think it might be of interest, not to say necessary, that all of us are aware of the principles of translation that guided the committee who prepared this translation.
I have used this translation for at least ten years, not, of course, exclusively, but with increasing respect the more I used it. It is, in my view, the best available. No translation is perfect, of even nearly perfect. But given the constraints placed upon translators by the demands of current social expectations, it is the most suitable to the purposes that it must serve. A translation must suitable for public reading, for intelligent preaching, for study, and, above all, for prayerful reflection I think the ESV will serve these purposes better than others.
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