We should maintain that if an interpretation of any word in any religion leads to disharmony and does not positively further the welfare of the many, then such an interpretation is to be regarded as wrong; that is, against the will of God, or as the working of Satan or Mara.

Buddhadasa Bikkhu, a Thai Buddhist Monk

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Bible Translations & Theology

"Translation is theology.  You cannot translate without doing theology.  Any time we translate a text, we're really creating something new."

Prof. Timothy Beal,
Case Western University
Commenting (here) on a controversy in the translation of the Bible into Arabic