Reading from the Roots: Bible Translation and Its Impact


Tuesday, April 2, 2019 (All day) to Wednesday, April 3, 2019 (All day)


1 College St, Worcester, MA 01610, USA
Readings from the Roots is a new, historically-sensitive translation of the Revised Common Lectionary with the goal of reducing the potential for anti-Judaism by enriching Christianity through its roots in Judaism. The project, under development, is available for viewing and comments at The Readings from the Roots translation team will host a two-day conference at the College of the Holy Cross to highlight the project and engage scholars and practitioners, especially Christian clergy:
  • to deepen their understanding of the authors' relationship to Judaism in the diverse writings of the New Testament;
  • to articulate the challenges and opportunities for accurately reflecting that relationship in a translation of Scripture; and
  • to consider how a translation of the texts can be used in worship to eradicate the anti-Judaism that continues to be associated with Christian readings of the Bible.
Readings from the Roots is led by:
  • Alan Avery-Peck, College of the Holy Cross
  • Bruce Chilton, Bard College
  • Delio Delrio, New Orleans Theological Seminary
  • Peter Pettit, Muhlenberg College
  • Susan Auchincloss, St. Gregory's Episcopal Church, Woodstock, NY
All conference sessions are free and open to the public. Directions to Holy Cross» Nearby Accommodations» Campus Dining Options» Complimentary meals will be available to conference scholars and clergy who request them in advance. Please complete the online form by March 15. This conference is made possible with support from the Kraft-Hiatt Fund for Jewish-Christian Understanding and the Rehm Family Fund.