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A New New Testament

A Bible For The Twenty-first Century Combining Traditional And Newly Discovered Texts

It is time for a new New Testament.

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. Yet these scriptures are rarely read in contemporary churches; they are discussed nearly only by scholars or within a context only of gnostic gospels. Why should these books be set aside? Why should they continue to be lost to most of us? And don’t 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 talked about these recently found documents, the lessons therein, and how they inform the previously bound books. They voted on which should be added, choosing ten new books to include in A New New Testament. Reading the traditional scriptures alongside these new texts—the Gospel of Luke with the Gospel of Mary, Paul’s letters with The Letter of Peter to Philip, The Revelation to John with The Secret Revelation to John—offers the exciting possibility of understanding both the new and the old better. This new reading, and the accompanying commentary in this volume, promises to reinvigorate a centuries-old conversation and to bring new relevance to a dynamic tradition.

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9780547792101


Format: Book
Title: 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.
Publisher Date: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
Subject: Bible. New Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Christian literature, Early -- History and criticism
Isbn: 9780547792101
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Format: Book
Title: 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.
Publisher, Date: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
Description: xxxi, 603 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects: Bible. New Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Subjects: Christian literature, Early -- History and criticism
Other Author: Taussig, Hal editor of compilation.
Notes: Includes indexes.
LCCN: 2012046359
ISBN: 9780547792101
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Available Copies: 5
Total Copies: 6
Call Number: 225.5208 New