Take a 2nd Look at the Second Testament
If you are on a journey to reimagine Christianity, take this with you.
To reimagine is not to rewrite or revise Christianity but to re-view it from a radical (“at the root”) perspective.
My statement of faith is not being attacked; quite otherwise…but my cultural presuppositions are. A much needed assault requiring an exercise of the mind I seldom have with familiar translations and paraphrased versions.
Frankly, the Preface (an eye-opening explanation of translation), Glossary (unfamiliar terms for now too familiar words and titles), and Introductions (taken together they serve as a mini-course in New Testament theology), might be worth the purchase all by themselves.
This feels like a hike on a trail with beautiful scenery but a path that is anything but flat and smooth. Scot McKnight’s translation will have you stretching your legs as you climb upward, each rock a challenge to think about a word or phrase or title you too quickly skim over.