Anglican Archbishop Rowan Williams was interviewed on Vatican Radio.
He made comments about the language of the King James Bible, which has an important anniversary this year. You can hear the interview here. Listen from about the last minute or so.
Rowan Williams on the King James Bible Anniversary: “The third thing is that the language of the Authorised Version…it feels serious, it comes from an age when there was a register of solemnity in English which we don’t really have now and while we don’t want religion to sound quaint or old fashioned, none the less I think we do need moments in our liturgical practise and our reading of the bible when we’re reminded that what were trying to talk about is not just the business of the house in the street, it is also strange and astonishing and terrifying and there’s something about the language of the authorised version which just holds on to that for us…”
Any parallels with what WDTPRS has been saying about liturgical language not being street language?