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Neil Langdon Inglis to discuss William Tyndale in forthcoming Interlitq Featured Interview

Neil Langdon Inglis

1994 witnessed the quincentennial of the birth of William Tyndale (d. 1536), the first published English translator of the Bible, as well as the founding of The Tyndale Society, an association dedicated to honoring this great man’s life, work, and memory. U.S. General Editor, Neil Langdon Inglis has been actively involved with the Society since 1996, becoming chief book reviewer, and later editor, of the Tyndale Society Journal (TSJ). In this capacity, Neil L. Inglis has gained valuable insights into posterity’s treatment of historical figures.

Tyndale, unjustly and unfairly, has been overlooked, even as his nemesis Thomas More was revered as a Christ-like individual on an international scale. Yet not even More would have wanted Tyndale–in More’s eyes the chiefest threat to Christendom–to be relegated to footnotes. At last the wheel of fortune is redressing the balance between these two adversaries, thanks in part to the efforts of Wolf Hall author Hilary Mantel, regarding whom Neil L. Inglis admits to a degree of ambivalence. In an upcoming Interlitq Featured Interview, Neil L. Inglis will discuss these and related issues in greater detail.

Wikipedia’s entry on William Tyndale.

“Give me a child until he is seven and I will give you the man”

Sean McGinley as a boy of seven

Yenald Looshi writes:

“That was the Jesuit motto, alleged to be attributed to Francis Xavier, the co-founder of the Jesuit Order. The implication is that the best opportunity to indoctrinate a person in a lifetime of belief and devotion to religious dogma is when they are young.”

In pictures: Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr festival

“En su alegato inédito contra el antisemitismo, Jorge Luis Borges opinaba…”

Borges en el Muro de Los Lamentos, en Jerusalem

Guido Maisuls escribe:

En su alegato inédito contra el antisemitismo, Jorge Luis Borges opinaba en 1932: …no quiero omitir, sin embargo, que instigar o Dios me parece una tristísima actividad y que hay proyectos edilicios mejores que la delicada reconstrucción, balazo a balazo, de nuestra Semana de Enero —aunque nos quieran sobornar con la vista de la enrojecida calle Junín, hecha una sola llama”.

En la revista “Clarinada” que se publicaba en Argentina entre 1937 y 1945 se fundamentaba así ese antisemitismo: “Clarinada no combate a los judíos porque son judíos, ni pretende agitar luchas religiosas o raciales. Clarinada combate a los judíos, porque ellos son los inventores, organizadores, directores y sostenedores del comunismo en todo el mundo. Clarinada combate a los judíos, porque los judíos, cumpliendo con las directivas de los ‘Sabios de Sión’ corrompen la moral cristiana, estimulan los vicios y los defectos humanos, para aniquilar la conquista espiritual de la humanidad hecha por Jesús, primera víctima de los Judíos deicidas”.

Además de “Clarinada” por aquella época los medios periodísticos antisemitas tuvieron una muy buena circulación: “Azul y Blanco”, “Cabildo”, “Crisol” y “El Pampero”, entre otros.

El acto nazi en el Luna Park de abril de 1938 se realizó ante 15 mil personas que expresaron su apoyo al gobierno de Adolph Hitler y al III Reich de la Alemania Nazi en el estadio Luna Park y fue organizada por la embajada Alemana en Buenos Aires. Fue la manifestación más grande que se realizó fuera de Europa a favor del nazismo de aquella época.

‘Facebook blasphemer’ given death penalty

A man accused of posting blasphemous content to Facebook has been sentenced to death by a court in Pakistan.

Taimoor Raza was convicted after allegedly posting remarks about the Prophet Muhammad, his wives and companions within the site’s comments.

The public prosecutor involved said he believed it was the first time the death penalty had been awarded in a case related to social media.

Human rights campaigners have expressed concern.

Facebook itself has yet to comment on the case.

The US firm previously announced in March that it was deploying a team to Pakistan to address the government’s concerns about blasphemous content on its service, but added that it still wished to protect “the privacy and rights” of its members.

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has described blasphemy as being an “unpardonable offence”.