Evolution of the Word
The New Testament in the Order the Books Were Written
Marcus J. Borg
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By presenting the New Testament books in the order they were written, bestselling Bible scholar Marcus Borg reveals how spiritually and politically radical the early Jesus movement began and how it slowly became domesticated. Evolution of the Word is an incredible value: not only are readers getting a deeply insightful new book from the author of Speaking Christian and Jesus, but also the full-text of the New Testament—and one of the only Bibles organized in chronological order and including explanatory annotations that give readers a more informed understanding of the Scripture that is so close to their hearts and lives.
A Modern Bible
Borg is an amazing scholar and his choice to arrange the NT (New Testament) in chronological order is a wonderful tool for those looking to better contextualize as they read the NT. Each document of the NT has an introduction discussing the scholarly consensus about dating and reasons for the dating. He weaves the importance of date with the contents of the documents so the reader can better understand who the authors were addressing and the why behind the authors presentation. The documents of the NT are products of established Christian communities, not the opposite.
For those interested in learning about the historical Jesus and the surviving documents of his early followers, consider this NT with introductions before delving into more academically challenging books.
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- Category: Religion & Spirituality
- Published: Aug 28, 2012
- Publisher: HarperOne
- Seller: HarperCollins
- Print Length: 608 Pages
- Language: English