Yesterday, J.K. Gayle announced the formation of a new biblioblog, a community blog, focused on the translation of Scripture. Regular commenter and blogger on JK’s blog, Theophrastus of What I Learned from Aristotle along with Suzanne McCarthy of Suzanne’s Bookshelf and Craig R. Smith of Notes from the dreamtime and The Inclusive Bible fame.
I don’t know what it is with their fascination with Aristotle, but *Bible*Literature*Translation (the Bible, other Literature, and its Translation) is described as “BLT is not just a sandwich. It’s also a blog. This particular blog is place to discuss the Bible, other Literature, and its Translation. The conversation may include the history, theory, and practice of translating. And we’re not necessarily after agreement. We’d like to hear whatever you have to say. We are J. K. Gayle, Suzanne McCarthy, Craig R. Smith, and Theophrastus.”
All this talk of BLT is making me hungry, but BLTNotjustasandwich.com was started in the hopes of discussing
“the Bible as literature and the literature of translation and the translation of Bibles and the translation of literature and literature of translation and Bible as a translation and literary translations of Bibles and so on. And we are certain to throw in the arts, the sciences, philosophy, mysticism, religion, and pretty much everything else.
The initial crew of bloggers represents a diverse set of viewpoints but one that is unified in our openness to new ideas and a fundamental belief in the dignity of all humans. This blog is open to all: Jews, Catholics, Mainliners, Evangelicals, Eastern Christians, Atheists, Theists outside the Judeo-Christian tradition, etc. For me a strong underlying theme of this blog is that everyone has a voice — especially people that have been traditionally marginalized.
I’ll let my co-bloggers (currently J. K. Gayle, Suzanne McCarthy, and Craig Smith) introduce themselves, but I’ll simply mention that I am a professor at a US university with strong interests in applied issues in linguistics.
There won’t be any bacon or other treif meat in my posts, but there will be lots of substance. I look forward to hearing from you.”
Please go check out BLT and subscribe.
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