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All Greek to me?

David Shaw explains the value of learning the original languages for Christian ministry

David Shaw

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I suppose there must come a time in the life of every German fan of Shakespeare when they want to try him in the original Elizabethan English. To savour the rhythms and wordplays and images that transport us to Verona or Denmark or a wild Scottish heath. It would be a natural ambition, ‘a consummation devoutly to be wished’, as the Bard might say.