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The New Testament (Pocket)

Kevin Mayhew

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Freshly translated with a cutting-edge commentary
Many translations of the Bible have an overall style and uniformity which irons out irregularities and is defined by various factors, such as amplifying the text or producing easy-flowing reading or modern English. Nicholas King’s fresh rendering of the New Testament is not only innovative but also illuminating and faith strengthening.

His translation strives to keep as close to the original Greek as possible, frequently incorporating idiomatic or grammatical peculiarities. This results in a translation which is exceptionally stimulating, sometimes startling, but with the result that it shakes off the dust which often settles on passages which have become tired from over familiarity or frequent quotation.

Nicholas King’s translation is infused with raw power. Readers will gain new insights and find the Bible imbued with renewed meaning and vigour.

"Instantly accessible, with comments both lively and unobtrusive which bring the text home to readers of all backgrounds. This is a fine and quite distinctive addition to the ranks of Scripture translations. As a guide to the kind of study that will nourish a robust and grown-up faith, it will be hard to beat." Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury

"I welcome this fresh translation of the New Testament. Nicholas King has succeeded in putting into English something of the raw power that the first Christians experienced when they heard or read the documents." Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, Archbishop of Westminster

"Wonderfully refreshing, like a splash of cold water on one's face. The translation hits you between the eyes and certainly makes you sit up and take notice, waking you from the torpor of over familiarity with the text . . . amazing new insights and understanding that come to light. A splendid piece of work" Desmond Tutu, Former Archbishop of Cape Town

"A cutting-edge translation that offers a fresh encounter with the Scriptures, engaging heart and mind. Captivating, a real gem!" Roy Searle President Elect of the Baptist Union of Great Britain

"Lively touches which make this new translation gripping and attractive. I hope that this translation will become an icon for the twenty-first century" Henry Wansborough OSB, General Editor of The New Jerusalem Bible
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Product Code1500945
NameThe New Testament (Pocket)
SupplierKevin Mayhew
AuthorNicholas King
Short DescriptionFreshly translated with a cutting-edge commentary
Pack Size1
Size120mm x 160mm
Count654 Pages
Date Published8 Nov 2006
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I was enthralled by it. Review by Christopher Rowland - Dean Ireland's Professor of Exegesis of Holy Scripture, Queen's College, Oxford
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Nicholas King’s translation of the New Testament is an exciting project. His aim is to get people to read the New Testament. I was enthralled by it. I am sure that readers will find his translation and commentary highly stimulating and a book to which they will come back again and again. They are in for a real treat. (Posted on 22/02/2011)
I welcome this fresh translation... Review by Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor - Archbishop of Westminster
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I welcome this fresh translation of the New Testament; Nicholas King has succeeded in putting into English something of the raw power that the first Christians experienced when they heard or read these documents, and I commend this new version to all Christians and to interested non-Christians also. (Posted on 22/02/2011)

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Nicholas King

Nicholas King SJ is a Jesuit Priest who taught for many years in South Africa, and then at Oxford University, where he has now returned as Assistant Catholic Chaplain, after teaching as a Visiting Professor at the School of Theology and Ministry at Boston College, then at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, and at Heythrop College, University of London. He is also Provincial's Delegate for Formation for the British Jesuit Province.

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