Lines of Thought: Communicating Faith

source: Cambridge University    2016年5月27日
Cambridge University Library is celebrating its 600th anniversary with an exhibition of priceless treasures communicating 4,000 years of human thought. To celebrate, we have made six films on the six distinct themes featured in Lines of Thought. The third film in the series looks at the translation of some of the Library’s most important religious texts. Translation has always been central to the transmission of faith across barriers of religion and culture, but could be a perilous activity. William Tyndale’s English translation of the New Testament ultimately cost him his life. Today’s academics are exploiting digital technology to unearth new secrets from documents penned in antiquity. Cutting-edge multispectral imaging allows us to read texts erased from the seventh-century manuscript of the Gospel of Saint Luke featured in our new film.

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