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Gospel According to

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Publisher Comments:

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

Review:

"Mitchell has culled through the synoptic writings and given us brisk and accurate renderings, paired with his fascinating reflections on them and some apt comparisons to other philosophers, Zen masters, visionaries, and poets. This approach succeeds brilliantly. Jesus, or at least Mitchell's attractive portrait of him, leaps into life and will fire the interest of believers and nonbelievers alike." Harvey Cox

Review:

"A masterpiece of immense power and permanence." Jim Harrison

Review:

"Stephen Mitchell restores the lovely, fiery, utterly brave and unique voice of Jesus to us--and the result is a real gift, a blessing, even (one dares think) a moment of grace." Robert Coles

Review:

"Mitchell's translations of the Tao Te Ching and The Book of Job are widely regarded as masterpieces; this book is even more valuable. We live in a civilization based on a twisted compromise of Jesus' teachings, and this very credible account of what Jesus may have actually said is a small but potent antidote." Michael Ventura

Review:

"The Gospel According to Jesus is a bottomless text, so large-hearted that it can cause one to gasp with wonder and relief." Boston Sunday Globe

Review:

"Countless authors have written about Jesus, but few have plucked such a resonant chord with readers...Unlike some studies of Jesus that become bogged down in bloodless academic disputation, The Gospel According to Jesus is a work of heart." Los Angeles Times Magazine

Review:

"Mitchell relies on New Testament scholars and his own sense of Jesus's message to determine which sayings are authentic. Shorn of what the author calls the 'claptrap' of doctrines and rules, Mitchell's Jesus teaches his followers not to judge, or be angry, but to love one's enemies and God. By contrast, the 'Jesus' of the New Testament writers judges people, becomes angry and exclusivistic, and even claims to be divine. According to Mitchell, all we can know about Jesus's life was that he was illegitimate, was baptized by John, taught his disciples, performed miracles, and was crucified. The title 'Messiah' is considered part of a 'benign insanity,' and traditional Christians are called 'childish' and 'inferior.' Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, and general readers." P.L. Redditt, Choice

About the Author

Stephen Mitchell attended Amherst, the University of Paris, and Yale. His many books include The Book of Job, Tao Te Ching, Parables and Portraits, The Gospel According to Jesus, A Book of Psalms, Ahead of All Parting: The Selected Poetry and Prose of Rainer Maria Rilke, and Genesis.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060923211
Author:
Mitchell, Stephen
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
Mitchell, Stephen A.
Author:
by Stephen A. Mitchell
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Bible - Study - General
Subject:
Bible - Study - New Testament
Subject:
Bible
Subject:
Church History
Subject:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Subject:
Christianity -- History.
Subject:
Christianity - History - General
Subject:
Biblical Studies - New Testament
Subject:
General Religion
Subject:
Christianity-New Testament General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
19940101
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 16.00 oz

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Product details 320 pages Harper Perennial - English 9780060923211 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Mitchell has culled through the synoptic writings and given us brisk and accurate renderings, paired with his fascinating reflections on them and some apt comparisons to other philosophers, Zen masters, visionaries, and poets. This approach succeeds brilliantly. Jesus, or at least Mitchell's attractive portrait of him, leaps into life and will fire the interest of believers and nonbelievers alike."
"Review" by , "A masterpiece of immense power and permanence."
"Review" by , "Stephen Mitchell restores the lovely, fiery, utterly brave and unique voice of Jesus to us--and the result is a real gift, a blessing, even (one dares think) a moment of grace."
"Review" by , "Mitchell's translations of the Tao Te Ching and The Book of Job are widely regarded as masterpieces; this book is even more valuable. We live in a civilization based on a twisted compromise of Jesus' teachings, and this very credible account of what Jesus may have actually said is a small but potent antidote."
"Review" by , "The Gospel According to Jesus is a bottomless text, so large-hearted that it can cause one to gasp with wonder and relief."
"Review" by , "Countless authors have written about Jesus, but few have plucked such a resonant chord with readers...Unlike some studies of Jesus that become bogged down in bloodless academic disputation, The Gospel According to Jesus is a work of heart."
"Review" by , "Mitchell relies on New Testament scholars and his own sense of Jesus's message to determine which sayings are authentic. Shorn of what the author calls the 'claptrap' of doctrines and rules, Mitchell's Jesus teaches his followers not to judge, or be angry, but to love one's enemies and God. By contrast, the 'Jesus' of the New Testament writers judges people, becomes angry and exclusivistic, and even claims to be divine. According to Mitchell, all we can know about Jesus's life was that he was illegitimate, was baptized by John, taught his disciples, performed miracles, and was crucified. The title 'Messiah' is considered part of a 'benign insanity,' and traditional Christians are called 'childish' and 'inferior.' Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, and general readers."
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