Dr. Renato Lings on tour in the USA, October & November 2014, presenting talks around his book Love Lost in Translation

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BRONX, NEW YORK.  by REV. STEPHEN PARELLI.  OCTOBER 7, 2014.

If you would like to know more, contact the corresponding contact person per speaking engagement as shown below in Renato’s Itinerarly,or contact Dr. Renato Lings by email at renatoli@hotmail.co.uk or by cell phone at 413-923-8313 (his number while in the States).

Renato_Lings-86x135[1]Dr. Lings (photo at left), the Other Sheep Coordinator for Europe, will be on tour in the United States in October and November, 2014.  He will be speaking on topics around his newly released book “Love Lost in Translation” billed a ground breaking study on the Bible and homosexuality.  “This book documents how flawed translation techniques have been the cause of negative Christian attitudes to same-sex relations.”

Below is Lings’ itinerary.  He will be speaking in Sparta and Princeton, New Jersey, in the Philadelphia area, in Greensboro, North Carolina, and in Orange County, California.  He will be attending a conference in Washington, DC, and in San Diego, California.

5175eWgNc6L._SY300_[1]Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, Renato works as a translator, interpreter, teacher, lecturer and writer. He is a member of the Society for Old Testament Study (UK), the Society for the Study of Theology (UK) and the Society of Biblical Literature. He is Danish by birth. His religious affiliation is with the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Renato’s areas of formal study include Literature and Christianity; Philosophy, Greek and Hebrew; Social Sciences; and Spanish. His PhD theses (2006), University of Exeter (UK) is titled Restoring Sodom: Towards a Non-sexual Approach.

Overview of Lings’ 2014 USA Tour

OCTOBER 2014

21 Arrival in Newark, NJ
22 Sparta, NJ
23–26 Princeton, NJ
27–31 Philadelphia, PA

NOVEMBER 2014

1–2 Philadelphia, PA
3–8 Washington, DC
9–12 Greensboro, NC
13–21 Orange County, CA
22-25 San Diego, CA
26 Departure

Detailed Itinerary of Lings’ 2014 USA Tour

(OCTOBER 2, 2014. WORK IN PROGRESS, SOME GAPS ARE BEING FILLED)

 

NEW JERSEY

Tuesday, Oct. 21

Arriving from Copenhagen, Denmark at Newark Liberty International Airport, NJ.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 7 p.m.

Speaking at Sparta United Methodist Church, 71 Sparta Avenue, Sparta, New Jersey 07871.

Subject: “Love Lost in Translation: A Life-Affirming Approach to Homosexuality and the Bible”.

Local contact: Rev. Janice Sutton Lynn, rev.janice.sutton.lynn@gmail.com

 

Thursday, Oct. 23

Princeton, New Jersey

Lunchtime: lunch with members of BGLASS, Princeton Theological Seminary

Early afternoon: Conversation or lecture organized by BGLASS, possibly at the Mackay Auditorium, PTS.

Subject: “Love Lost in Translation: A Life-Affirming Approach to Homosexuality and the Bible”.

Local contact: Doran Leigh Stucky, doran.stucky@ptsem.edu

 

PENNSYLVANIA

 

Beginning Sunday 26 or Monday 27 of October

Philadelphia, PA

 

Lings signing books

Lings signing books

Thursday, Oct. 30

Evening lecture at Pendle Hill Quaker Center, Wallingford, PA

Subject: “Love Lost in Translation: A Life-Affirming Approach to Homosexuality and the Bible”.

Local contact: John Meyer, jmeyer@pendlehill.org

 

Sunday, Nov. 2, 1 p.m.

Talk at Central Philadelphia Friends Meeting

Subject: “Love Lost in Translation: A Life-Affirming Approach to Homosexuality and the Bible”.

Local contact: Jeff Keith, jeff.keith@verizon.net

 

WASHINGTON, D.C.

 

Monday, Nov. 3

Arrival

 

Thursday, Nov. 6 – Saturday, Nov. 8

Attending national training event of The Reformation Project (founded by Matthew Vines).

 

Sunday, Nov. 9 – Wednesday, Nov. 12

Greensboro, North Carolina

Local contact person: Greg Woods, gregwoodsquaker@gmail.com

 

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

 

Thursday, Nov. 13

Arrival at Orange County

 

Friday, Nov. 14

Biblical seminar for clergy to be held at St. Matthew Parish, Long Beach. Subject: “Love Lost in Translation: A Life-Affirming Approach to Homosexuality and the Bible”.

Local contact person: Rev. Martha Rogers, rogersmartha@sbcglobal.net

 

Wednesday, Nov. 19

Biblical seminar for Spanish-speaking clergy to be held at Holy Trinity Church, Long Beach. Subject: “El amor marginado por los traductores. Afirmando la base bíblica de las relaciones homoeróticas”.

Local contact person: Rev. Martha Rogers, rogersmartha@sbcglobal.net

 

Saturday, Nov. 22

Arrival at San Diego

 

Nov. 22—25

Attending the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. This includes participating in the section LGBT/Queer Hermeneutics.

My paper is entitled “Toxic Translations: The Extensive Use of Sexual Anachronisms in 1 Corinthians 6:9”.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 26

Departure from San Diego to Copenhagen, Denmark, via San Francisco.

 

 

 

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