The Gospel According to Jesus

Paperback | January 1, 1994

byStephen Mitchell

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A dazzling presentation of the life and teachings of Jesus by the eminent scholar and translator Stephen Mitchell.

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At the center of this dazzling presentation of the life and teachings of Jesus is a new translation by Mitchell of what might be called the Essential Gospel. Mitchell has retained from Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John only the authentic sayings and doings of Jesus--highlighted with Mitchell's insightful commentary--and has eliminated the ...

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A dazzling presentation of the life and teachings of Jesus by the eminent scholar and translator Stephen Mitchell.

"Even more than his meticulous scholarship, his farsighted commentary and elegant translation, the greatest contribution Mitchell has to make is his generosity of spirit."(Boston Sunday Globe)

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.81 inPublished:January 1, 1994Publisher:HarperCollins

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At the center of this dazzling presentation of the life and teachings of Jesus is a new translation by Mitchell of what might be called the Essential Gospel. Mitchell has retained from Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John only the authentic sayings and doings of Jesus--highlighted with Mitchell's insightful commentary--and has eliminated the passages added by the early church.

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"Even more than his meticulous scholarship, his farsighted commentary and elegant translation, the greatest contribution Mitchell has to make is his generosity of spirit. The Gospel According to Jesus is a bottomless text, so large-hearted that it can cause one to gasp with wonder and relief."-- Boston Sunday Globe"A masterpiece of immense power and permanence."-- Jim Harrison"If there is such a thing as spiritual entertainment--something that delights to the degree that it instructs--that is exactly what Mitchell has given us."-- Chicago Tribune Book World"Mitchell has culled through the synoptic writings and given us brisk and accurate renderings, paired with his fascinating reflections on them and some apt comparisons to other philosophers, Zen masters, visionaries, and poets. This approach succeeds brilliantly. Jesus, or at least Mitchell’s attractive portrait of him, leaps into life and will fire the interest of believers and nonbelievers alike."-- Harvey Cox, Tikkun"Very provocative and very thoughtful--a remarkable book."-- Studs Terkel, WSMT"Countless authors have written about Jesus, but few have plucked such a resonant chord with readers...Unlike some studies of Jesus that become bogged down in bloodless academic disputation, The Gospel According to Jesus is a work of heart."-- Los Angeles Times Magazine"Mitchell’s translations of the Tao Te Ching and The Book of Job are widely regarded as masterpieces; this book is even more valuable. We live in a civilization based on a twisted compromise of Jesus’ teachings, and this very credible account of what Jesus may have actually said is a small but potent antidote."-- Michael Ventura, L.A. Weekly"Stephen Mitchell restores the lovely, fiery, utterly brave and unique voice of Jesus to us--and the result is a real gift, a blessing, even (one dares think) a moment of grace."-- Robert Coles, Commonweal