Evolution of the Word: The New Testament in the Order the Books Were Written

Evolution of the Word: The New Testament in the Order the Books Were Written

by Marcus J. Borg

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062082114
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/27/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 608
Sales rank: 628,638
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Marcus J. Borg (1942–2015) was a pioneering author and teacher whom the New York Times described as "a leading figure in his generation of Jesus scholars." He was the Hundere Distinguished Professor of Religion and Culture at Oregon State University and canon theologian at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, and he appeared on NBC's The Today Show and Dateline, ABC's World News, and NPR's Fresh Air. His books have sold over a million copies, including the bestselling Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time, Reading the Bible Again for the First Time, Jesus, The Heart of Christianity, Evolution of the Word, Speaking Christian, and Convictions.

Table of Contents

Foreword Bishop Lowell Erdahl vii

1 A Chronological New Testament 1

2 Before Anything Was Written 11

3 Paul and His Letters 19

Time Line 31

New Testament

1 Thessalonians 35

The First Letter of Paul to the Thessalonians 40

Galatians 45

The Letter of Paul to the Galatians 49

1 Corinthians 57

The First Letter of Paul to the Corinthians 62

Philemon 85

The Letter of Paul to Philemon 89

Philippians 91

The Letter of Paul to the Philippians 94

2 Corinthians 101

The Second Letter of Paul to the Corinthians 105

Romans 119

The Letter of Paul to the Romans 126

Mark 149

The Gospel According to Mark 157

James 193

The Letter of James 197

Colossians 203

The Letter of Paul to the Colossians 206

Matthew 213

The Gospel According to Matthew 220

Hebrews 277

Letter to the Hebrews 283

John 301

The Gospel According to John 309

Ephesians 351

The Letter of Paul to the Ephesians 355

Revelation 363

The Revelation to John 371

Jude 401

The Letter of Jude 403

1 John 405

The First Letter of John 408

2 John 415

The Second Letter of John 416

3 John 419

The Third Letter of John 420

Luke 423

The Gospel According to Luke 429

Acts 489

The Acts of the Apostles 492

2 Thessalonians 547

The Second Letter of Paul to the Thessalonians 549

1 Peter 553

The First Letter of Peter 556

1 Timothy 563

The First Letter of Paul to Timothy 568

2 Timothy 575

The Second Letter of Paul to Timothy 578

Titus 583

The Letter of Paul to Titus 584

2 Peter 587

The Second Letter of Peter 589

What People are Saying About This

John Shelby Spong

“Marcus Borg has always been a great teacher. In his newest book Evolution of the Word, his teaching skills are obvious as he opens the New Testament, not only to its original, historical order, but also to insightful, refreshing and dramatic insights.”

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