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A new New Testament : a Bible for the twenty-first century, combining traditional and newly discovered texts
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,
xxxi, 603 p. ;
1 copy available at Aurora Campus.
BS2361.3 .N467 2013
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9780547792101 (hbk.) : $32.00
A new New Testament : a Bible for the twenty-first century, combining traditional and newly discovered texts / edited with commentary by Hal Taussig ; with a foreword by John Dominic Crossan.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
xxxi, 603 p. ; 24 cm.
The books of "A new New Testament." An ancient prayer from the early Christ movements. The prayer of thanksgiving -- Gospels featuring Jesus's teachings. The gospel of Thomas ; The gospel of Matthew ; The gospel of Mark ; The gospel of Luke ; The acts of the apostles -- Gospels, poems, and songs between Heaven and Earth. The first book of the Odes of Solomon ; The thunder : perfect mind ; The Gospel of John ; The Gospel of Mary ; The Gospel of Truth -- The writings of Paul and an introductory prayer. The prayer of the apostle Paul ; The letter to the Romans ; The first letter to the Corinthians ; The second letter to the Corinthians ; The letter to the Galatians ; The letter to the Philippians ; The first letter to the Thessalonians ; The letter to Philemon -- Literature in the tradition of Paul : with a set of introductory prayers. The second book of the odes of Solomon ; The letter to the Ephesians ; The acts of Paul and Thecla ; The letter to the Colossians ; The second letter to the Thessalonians ; The first letter to Timothy ; The second letter to Timothy ; The letter to Titus -- Diverse letters : with a set of introductory prayers. The third book of the odes of Solomon ; The letter of James ; The letter to the Hebrews ; The first letter of Peter ; The letter of Peter to Philip ; The second letter of Peter ; The letter of Jude -- Literature in the tradition of John : with an introductory set of prayers. The fourth book of the odes of Solomon ; The first letter of John ; The second letter of John ; The third letter of John ; The revelation to John ; The secret revelation of John -- A companion to "A new New Testament." Basic historical background for this new Book of Books. A preamble ; The discoveries of new documents from old worlds ; The books of "A new New Testament" : an overview ; Two surprising stories : how the traditional New Testament came to be, how "A new New Testament" came to be ; What's new in "A new New Testament : claiming a new vision of the early Christ movements" ; Giving birth to "A new New Testament" and retiring the idea of gnosticism ; A rich explosion of meaning ; What's next for "A new New Testament?" The Council for "A new New Testament" -- Appendix I. Sixty-seven major writings of the early Christ movements -- Appendix II. The books of the Nag Hammadi Library -- Appendix III. Study guide.
Over the past century, numerous lost scriptures have been discovered, authenticated, translated, debated, celebrated. Many of these documents were as important to shaping early Christian communities and beliefs as what we have come to call the New Testament; these were not the work of shunned sects or rebel apostles, not alternative histories or doctrines, but part of the vibrant conversations that sparked the rise of Christianity. These scriptures are rarely read in contemporary churches, but are discussed mainly by scholars. Yet we have a great deal to gain by placing them back into contact with the twenty-seven books of the traditional New Testament-- by hearing, finally, the full range of voices that formed the early chorus of Christians. To create this New New Testament, Hal Taussig called together a council of scholars and spiritual leaders to discuss and reconsider which books belong in the New Testament. They chose ten books, presented here alongside the traditional scriptures in the new Open English Bible translation.--From publisher description.
Bible. New Testament--Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Christian literature, Early--History and criticism.
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