Join us for a special talk by CGU alumnus Thomas Wayment who will discuss the process and politics behind his new translation of the New Testament for a community with a previously closed Bible canon. For nearly two hundred years, the King James Version has served as the official Bible for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons), with other translations being viewed with suspicion. That makes Wayment’s modern translation of the New Testament for Latter-day Saints nothing short of a small revolution in Mormon scriptural studies.
This lecture is free and open to the public.
Thomas Wayment is a professor of classics at Brigham Young University. He completed his MA and PhD in New Testament studies at Claremont Graduate University and has since published extensively on New Testament topics. His latest book is, The New Testament: A Translation for Latter-Day Saints.