• The Gospels
  • The Gospels
ISBN: 0399592946
EAN13: 9780399592942
Language: English
Release Date: Mar 16, 2021
Pages: 528
Dimensions: 2" H x 8.25" L x 5.5" W
Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

A remarkable and accessible new translation of the Gospels, destined to become a definitive edition of these canonical texts, from one of today's most respected translators of ancient literature

For millennia, the first four books of the New Testament have not only supported the central tenets of Christianity but have also proved to be formative texts for the modern Western world.

The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John tell of the life and ministry of Jesus Christ--but they are perhaps best understood as four separate versions of the same story, showing complex origins, intricate interweavings, and often inherent contradictions.

Faithfully pointing the reader back to the original Greek, this masterful new translation from the renowned scholar and acclaimed translator Sarah Ruden is the first to reconsider the Gospels as books to be read and understood on their own terms.

Mediating between the authors of the Gospels and present-day readers with unprecedented precision and sensitivity, Ruden gives us the most accessible version of the text available to date. Illuminating footnotes and a discursive glossary explain new word choices and phrasings, and present the Gospels as they originally were: grounded in contemporary languages, literatures, and cultures, full of their own particular drama, humor, and reasoning, and free from later superimposed Read More chevron_right

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