11 - 22
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
GMT -6:00 Central TimeAdd to Calendar (ics)
This course will lead you to the spiritual richness of meaning in the New Testament with the companion of a new look at the New Testament. “A New New Testament” is the controversial work of a group of 19 scholars referred to in the book as the New Orleans Council. Edited by Hal Taussig, who also wrote extensive introductory matter, “A New New Testament” includes 10 “recently discovered works” that the council chose as being ancient manuscripts that complete and update the standard Christian New Testament. Taussig said in an interview that “Although the western branch of Christianity has implied that the Bible is eternally stable, this has really never been the case. Both now and for the past 400 years Catholics and Protestants don’t agree on what is in the Bible, and neither do Episcopalians and Lutherans. Internationally the eastern Orthodox, Ethiopian, and Syriac Bibles all contain different books than the western Catholic and Protestant Bibles. From this perspective ‘A New New Testament’ is simply yet another variation on what is in the Bible and what is not. From another perspective, it is the first edition of a Bible ever to include the gospels, letters, and prayers that have been recovered from in recent times.” Live meeting will be optional.