A Contemporary Translation. Most readers of the New Testament have grown overly familiar with the biblical text, losing sight of the wonder and breadth of its innovative ideas and world-changing teachings about the life and role of Jesus of Nazareth. Wright now offers an all-new English translation that allows us to encounter afresh these historic works. The original Greek text is vibrant, alive, and active, and Wright's translation retains that spirit by providing a new English text for the twenty-first-century reader. At the same time, based on his work as a pioneering interpreter of the Bible, Wright ("the worldâ€™s leading New Testament scholar" acc. to Newsweek) also corrects other translations so as to provide more accurate representations of the original writers' intent. New translation includes: - Consistent use of gender-neutral language - A more "popular-level" language matching character of original Greek - The vibrancy and urgency of the original works.
About the author: N. T. Wright is the former Bishop of Durham in the Church of England and one of the world's leading Bible scholars. He is now serving as the chair of New Testament and Early Christianity at the School of Divinity at the University of St. Andrews. For twenty years Wright taught New Testament studies at Cambridge, McGill, and Oxford Universities, and he has been featured on ABC News, Dateline, "The Colbert Report", and "Fresh Air". Wright is the award-winning author of "After You Believe", "Surprised by Hope", "Simply Christian", "The Challenge of Jesus", and "The Meaning of Jesus" (coauthored with Marcus Borg), as well as the much-heralded series Christian Origins and the Question of God.
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