An erudite evening: The Bible in Literature

On Thursday 7th November, a gloomy afternoon was considerably enlivened with a fascinating talk by Sarah Rendle Short, of the English Department.

A real pleasure to listen to and loads learnt by all participants, including how Disney frequently uses the Bible for story arcs and themes, how the English language has been so influenced by Wycliff and particularly Tyndale, two early translators of the Latin text into the vernacular when still forbidden by the Church and State, and how Shakespeare also drew upon the gospels to connect with his audience.

Many thanks, Sarah, for an amazing hour of erudition!