The Gospel According to Jesus: New Translation and Guide to His Essenti

The Gospel According to Jesus: New Translation and Guide to His Essenti

by Stephen Mitchell
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The Gospel According to Jesus: New Translation and Guide to His Essenti by Stephen Mitchell

A dazzling presentation of the life and teachings of Jesus by the eminent scholar and translator Stephen Mitchell.

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ISBN-13: 9780061859878
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/17/2009
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 773,255
File size: 516 KB

About the Author

Stephen Mitchell's many books include the bestselling Tao Te Ching, Gilgamesh, and The Second Book of the Tao, as well as The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke, The Gospel According to Jesus, Bhagavad Gita, The Book of Job, and Meetings with the Archangel.

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Gospel According to Jesus: A New Translation and Guide to His Essential Teachings for Believers and Unbelievers 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Stephen Mitchell, whose translation of the Tao Te Ching I cannot recommend highly enough, continues the work Thomas Jefferson started in trying to isolate the actual teaching of Jesus from the deadweight of the Gospels. Do not let the words of mainstream Christians mislead you: Mitchell manages to find the universal truths Jesus shares with Lau Tzu and other sages. This is not an alternative to the canonical gospels, but a source which can energize your reading of those works. I give it four stars mainly because it wasn't long enough.
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It is obvious to an unbiased reader that Mitchell is not an unbiased writer, but has an ax to grind against traditional Christianity. Mitchell considers only those teachings of Jesus that he agrees with as 'authentic.' By contrast, 'unauthentic teachings' are simply those that Mitchell defines as such because he apparently does not agree with them. This is not scholarly research or even careful thought, but rather an attempt to delete the teachings of Jesus that Mitchell views as offensive. The New Testament, which contains Jesus' teachings, is the best attested historical document that exists. An unbiased examination of the history of and the research into the New Testament will reveal that a 'new translation' is unneeded. Save your money and your time. If you want to know what Jesus taught, read the New Testament. Read all of it, not a filtered version of what a (non)scholar wants you to think Jesus taught.