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Psalm 46: Singing in Hope and Defiance

15 August 2022, 6-7pm BST

Lecture by Prof. Henrike Lähnemann for the International Interfaith Reading Group ‘Psalms in Interfaith Contexts’, part of the Oxford Interfaith Forum

The lecture will explore Psalm 46 (‘God is our refuge and strength’) through the lens of Martin Luther’s hymn paraphrase ‘Ein feste Burg’, its translations into English by Myles Coverdale in his ‘Goostly psalmes’, Thomas Carlisle and Catherine Winkworth, and the very colourful reception history in Germany of what Heinrich Heine called the “German Marseillaise” 

Check out the edition of the ‘Goostly Psalmes‘ from the only surviving copy in The Queen’s College Library as part of the Taylor Edition, here Coverdale’s translation of Luther’s Psalm paraphrase.

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Poster for the discussion of Psalm 46 led by Henrike Lähnemann

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