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The ESV - Lost and Found in Translation

The commissioning of a new translation of Sacred Scripture will always raise key questions about how much any translation can meet the requirement to be faithful to original texts and, at the same time, aware of cultural needs. ACTA has arranged a series of talks from Scripture scholars to explore some of these issues.

All talks will be delivered via Zoom. All times are current London times.

The first session will be on Thursday 23rd September from 7.00pm- 8.30pm 

Session 1 will involve: 

  • Sr Patricia Rumsey – Abbess, Author and contributor to the Centre for Applied Theology        
  •  Dr Amanda Dillon - Assistant Professor, Dept of Theology, Dublin City University  

The second session will be on Thursday 30th September from 7.00pm- 8.30pm

Session 2 will involve: 

  • Rev Dr Joseph O'Hanlon - Author, retired priest of the Diocese of Nottingham and Spiritual Director to ACTA                                                                                                                                            
  • Archbishop George Stack, Archbishop of Cardiff and Chair of the Dept of Christian Life and Worship -CBCEW 

The third session will be on Thursday 7th October from 7.00-8.30pm 

Session 3 will involve:

  • Fr Henry Wansbrough OSB - Cathedral Prior of Durham, Editor, New Jerusalem Bible 
  • Fr Nicholas King SJ - Author, Fellow of Campion Hall, University of Oxford.

Attendance will be via registration on the ACTA website:


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