Troubador The Gospels

Released: 28/08/2022

ISBN: 9781803132358

Format: Paperback

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The Gospels

A Lawyer's Translation from the Original Greek with Introductions by Dr Brendan Devitt

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Malcolm Bishop QC, a prominent British lawyer, has used his skills as an advocate to produce an entirely new translation of the Gospels in clear, readable English. This sparkling work brings to the reader the power and immediacy of Jesus’ message for our troubled world.

The four gospels are stylistically different: Matthew lends weight to Jesus’ Jewish roots, while Mark focuses heavily on Jesus’ ministry of teaching, healing and exorcism. In Luke, the reader glimpses how the message of Christ, which first took root in Galilee, climaxed in Jerusalem where Jesus died and rose again. John, on the other hand, takes us on a more inward journey into the mystery of Christ, notably with regard to how the man Jesus was both human and divine.

In this fresh and lively translation (based on the original Greek) Malcolm Bishop QC brings home to the reader a message that is as relevant today as it was two thousand years ago.

“This fresh and vivid translation, crafted with the skills of a legal advocate, enables us in our day to hear the compelling voice of…Jesus…”

?Rev, Canon Professor Paul S. Fiddes FBA, Professor of Systematic Theology, University of Oxford

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