The translation of the traditional New Testament (except for the Letter to the Colossians) are from the Open English Bible, with permitted revisions by Hal Taussig. Courtesy of Russell Allen. Translation of the Acts of Paul and Thecla, the Gospel of Mary, the Gospel of Truth, the Letter of Paul to the Colossians, the Letter of Peter to Philip, the Prayer of the Apostle Paul, and the Prayer of Thanksgiving by Celene Lillie. Translation of the Odes of Solomon by Elizabeth Ridout Miraglia. Translation of the Gospel of Thomas by Justin Lasser. Translation of The Thunder: Perfect Mind by Hal Taussig, Jared Calaway, Maia Kotrostis, Celene Lillie, and Justin Lasser. Translation of the Secret Revelation of John by Karen King.
In addition to the canonical New Testament, other Christian texts also circulated during the early days of the Church. By about 400 A.D. the Church settled on the 27 books contained in the traditional New Testament. However, some of these other texts provide insight into the formation of the church and are also useful for interpreting Christian art and understanding some facets of Christian doctrine. This volume brings these texts - the traditional New Testament and these other texts - together in the same volume.
The editor, Hal Taussig, is a founding member of the Jesus Seminar, a pastor, and professor pf biblical literature and early Christianity. He teaches at Union Theological Seminary in New York and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College.
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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: Houghton Mifflin Company: Boston and New York
Contents: New Testament plus other early extra-biblical texts
Images: Jacket, Title page