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Book trailer: A New New Testament

14 Apr

It is time for a new New Testament.

In February of 2012, a council of scholars and spiritual leaders, convened by religion scholar Hal Taussig, came together to discuss, debate, and reconsider which books belong in the New Testament. They talked about dozens of newly found texts, the lessons therein, and how they inform the previously bound books. Reading the existing New Testament 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.

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Posted by on April 14, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

3 responses to “Book trailer: A New New Testament

  1. Eric

    April 15, 2013 at 7:32 am

    It’s the Council of Nicea all over again. Funny how this book of truth – the ‘word of God’ – is open to debate and subject to editing by man. One would think a ‘holy’ document should be untouched and un-revised, but that just points to its obvious legitimacy issues.

    (Things were so much simpler when there were just 10 Commandments, carved in stone by God himself)

     
    • Barry Huddleston

      April 15, 2013 at 8:56 am

      Well yes and no, the commandments of Exodus 34 are different from those of Exodus 20. When someone blows a gasket over the removal of a ten commandments monument, I like to ask them which ten commandments were removed the one from Exodus 20 or from Exodus 34?

       
      • Eric

        April 15, 2013 at 9:58 am

        Yeah, even the Ten Commandments needed to be re-done. (“Too preachy; needs a rewrite” LOL)

         

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