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