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Freedom and Order
The Bible and British Politics
Nick Spencer2011 marks the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James' Bible and will see a great deal of celebration and comment about the impact of the Bible on British culture. Much of the story is well-known, suchas the Bible's seminal influence on British language and literature, but one aspect-the influence of the Bible onEnglish politics-is largely unknown or ignored. Moreover, when it is not ignored, the Bible's influence on politics istreated as that from which we have escaped, in order that we may enjoy our current freedoms, rather thansomething that contributed positively to political thought or history. This is misleading.
Freedom and Order
seeksto inform people of the Bible's critical and positive influence on politics in Britain throughout modern history.
is Director of Studies at Theos, the public theology think tank. He has written a number of books,most recently
, and is the author of
God and Government
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The New Testament in Scots
W. L. Lorimer
In making this Scots translation of the New Testament, the author undertook the project of recreating Scotsprose, and went to work scrutinizing upwards of 180 translations in more than 20 languagesThe Greek scholar William Lorimer spent the last 10 years of his life working on this project, in which each Gospelhas a different form of Scots to match the different forms of Greek used by the various apostles and scribes.The vigor and immediacy of the language is always apparent. Transcribed, edited, and published by his son RobinLorimer, this scholarly and dramatically fresh reading of an already familiar text caused a sensation when it firstappeared in 1983. Beyond the poetry of the King James version, here are the voices of the disciples themselves,speaking, as they undoubtedly did, in "plain braid Galilee."
William Laughton Lorimer
-1967) was best known as one of the most learned Greek scholars of hisgeneration, but he also began studying spoken Scots when he was only nine years old. During the last 20 yearsof his life, he made a substantial contribution to
Scottish National Dictionary
; during the last 10, he alsotranslated the New Testament from Greek into Scots, but had not finally revised three-quarters of his voluminousmanuscripts when he died. His son
-1996), a distinguished publisher and scholar in his ownright, completed the transcription and the editing of the work which was published to great acclaim in 1983.
is a former Bishop of Edinburgh who has written for many newspapers in Britain including the
, and the
. His books include
Between the Monster and the Saint: Reflections on the Human Condition
Doubts and Loves