Resources for Adults
Telling Tales Study Guide
Prepared in association with Sheffield Cathedral
The anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible raises questions for churches today. Should we still be using the King James Bible when our knowledge of the original texts of the Bible has grown so much? Does our very different culture require different translations, in the language we use today? What difference does it make to our understanding of Scripture which version we read? Do bibles for reading aloud in public worship need to be different from those used for private study and reflection? What do we understand the Bible to be for us?
The Telling Tales Study Guide is intended for use by church groups with material for five sessions. It may also be adapted to suit the needs of a particular community. Access to the main Telling Tales exhibition is not essential, though groups will benefit from its broad introduction to the topic.
The booklet is provided as a PDF file and has been prepared at A4 size, with a large text size suitable for those who require large print. The booklet may also be printed at the smaller size of A5.
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Interested in Advanced Study?
Sheffield King James Project is coordinated by the Department of Biblical Studies at the University of Sheffield. Adults interested in pursuing degree level study (BA, MA or research) are advised to visit the Biblical Studies web site.
Options available include Liturgical and Theological Studies as well as the breadth of Biblical Studies. A distance-learning MA course is also available as of September 2011.
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