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NT Wright On Bible Translation

“The question of translating scripture had already been faced when scribes, after the exile in Babylon, ‘interpreted’ the ancient Hebrew scriptures into Aramaic so the ordinary people could understand it. It was then faced even more directly by those who, somewhere between one and three hundred years before Jesus’ day, translated Israel’s scriptures from Hebrew and Aramaic into Greek. Christianity was born into a world where biblical translation was already an established fact. There was little sense, as there is in the stricter forms of Islam, that the sacred language was the ‘real thing’ and that translation meant desecration.”

The Place of Humanity in Creation

The point about human beings, in the original creation story to which Paul alludes again and again (specially in passages like 1 Corinthians 15), is that they are God’s agents, God’s appointed stewards over creation. This is what it means to be ‘in God’s image’: to reflect God’s wise, fruitful ordering into creation, and to… Read More »

Books of The Year

What with one thing and another, I’ve not read as many books as usual this year and I’ve reviewed even fewer. But for the record; here is a list of book reviews that have appeared on Kouyanet in 2012. The Future of the Global Church The Soul Survivor Youth Bible Global Theology in Evangelical Perspective… Read More »

Bible and Mission Links 18

Church Planting Krish Kandiah is rather excited about the prospect of Saddleback Church from the US planting a new church in London, but Matthew Phipps is somewhat more cautious and Simon Cozens is somewhat sceptical. You can make up your own mind by reading all three posts. Bible Translation Bible translation has been getting quite a… Read More »

Putting the Gospels Back Together

I thoroughly enjoyed this lecture which Tom Wright gave at the Bristol School of Christian Studies and would be interested to know what others think about it: Bishop Tom Wright – Putting the Gospels Back Together: How We’ve All misread Our Central Story It takes about an hour and will give you plenty to think… Read More »