Item description for The Unvarnished New Testament by Andy Gaus & George Witterschein...
This new, innovative translation of the New Testament opens the closed doors of preconception and allows the reader to view these important Greek writings in an entirely different light. Based on a radical and startling premise, The Unvarnished New Testament asks "Why not present the New Testament simply as it appears in the original Greek?"
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Studio: Phanes Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.52" Width: 5.49" Height: 1.12" Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 1991
Publisher Phanes Press
ISBN 0933999992 ISBN13 9780933999992
Reviews - What do customers think about The Unvarnished New Testament?
A brilliant and revolutionary return to the spirit of the Bible Aug 30, 2007
Andy Gaus has blessed the public with a unique opportunity to get at the truth about God and Jesus and much else without the blockage of encrustations from dogmas and creeds (from Councils) which make it almost impossible to hear Jesus' words for what they meant in the very non-Trinitarian atmosphere of the first century. His English is very real, refreshing and unchurchy. The fact that he renders John 1:3 as "all things were made through it," the word, not through Him, the fictitious eternal Son, enables the reader to grasp Jesus' own very Jewish creed announced by him in Mark 12:28ff. Would that every churchgoer could read this marvelous document.
Simply the Best Nov 10, 2006
This is simply the best version of the New Testament available to Americans in English. The painstaking scholarship is beautifully incorporated, without great fanfare, into a bold translation that flows along like heightened speech. Gaus has stripped away centuries of overlay here and given us the feel and spirit and original intention of the Greek. It won't get any better than this in the forseeable future.
I read it! Dec 8, 2003
This rendition of the New Testament was so good, that I actually finished the whole thing for the first time, without it putting me to sleep. It was remarkably clear and readable. Another interesting facet of this book is that there is a purer translation of the gospels without the interference of church councils that interpret them through the myths of the church. This is a great book to read and to have.
This Is More Like It! Oct 27, 2002
When I opened Andy Gaus' translation of the New Testament, and began reading Mark, I literally experienced a shock, whether of the spirit or of recognition, I can't be sure. Mark's headlong, atemporal enthusiasm burst off the page as I had always imagined it should, but never had, in any other translation. Further reading of other books continued opening facets of these texts I had only guessed at. Gone is the theologically anachronistic language of standard translations (and Lattimore) which puts concepts into the text that weren't there when it was written. In Gaus, churches are assemblies, repentance is a change of heart, baptism is bathing, gospel is the good word, angels are (often) messengers, spirit can be breath, and so on. The translation is sometimes less literal than I would have liked, but translation is always a balancing act, and overall, Gaus has found a great balance for the reader who doesn't know Greek and is frustrated by the jargon which encrusts most New Testament editions. I don't know anything about Mr. Gaus, or who he is associated with, but my hat is off to him. For me, this New Testament is right alongside Richard Elliott Friedman's Torah.
Great New Testament for all ages Jul 19, 2001
I love it! It is so easy to read. You feel like Jesus is in the same room with you talking to you like a friend. This translation is like reading a novel. Children can identify much easier to this translation than to the King James version of the Bible. I wish the Old Testament was in the same format. RJB