We are deeply honoured to welcome Professor Henrike Lähnemann, Chair of Medieval German Literature and Linguistics, University of Oxford, UK, to lead a session of the International Interfaith Reading Group on Psalms in Interfaith Contexts.
Here are the details of this fascinating session.
Topic: Psalm 46: Singing in Hope and Defiance
Abstract: Professor Lähnemann 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”.
You can view the edition of the ‘Goostly Psalmes‘ from the only surviving copy in The Queen’s College Library as part of the Taylor Edition, and Coverdale’s translation of Luther’s Psalm paraphrase.
Speaker: Professor Henrike Lähnemann, Chair of Medieval German Literature and Linguistics, University of Oxford, UK.
Chair: Rabbi Benjamin Spratt, Senior Rabbi of Congregation Rodeph Sholom, NY, USA.
Date: 15 August, 2022.
Time: 18:00-19:00 BST I 10:00-11:00 PST | 13:00-14:00 EST.
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Professor Henrike Lähnemann’s presentation is available below at this link:
If you missed this session, a recording is available below:
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