The American Patriot's Bible
Posted 26 May 2009 - 11:46 AM
Some of the comments that defend that translation are interesting, almost corporate shill-ish.
Posted 26 May 2009 - 03:14 PM
The Search for Christian America by Mark Noll et al
I read this with a book club a couple of years ago - TOTALLY FASCINATING, and educational. A great case for not getting your patriotism and your Bible mixed up.
Posted 26 May 2009 - 04:17 PM
I eagerly await Dr. Lee's defense against Boyd. I'd also like to look it over myself and/or read a more measured criticism of this than Boyd's. FWIW, I'm pretty much disgusted with niche market "study" Bibles in general. This seems to be just another one.
OH, and one more thing. I have an acquaintance who styles himself a patriot and has a very sectarian and eccentric use of the word patriot. I'd be surprised if he found value in this as well.
Edited by Rich Kennedy, 26 May 2009 - 04:19 PM.
Posted 26 May 2009 - 04:26 PM
Then I remembered how, for many years, I chose to read only the New American Standard Version of the Bible.
Because I'm a patriot!
Edited by Christian, 26 May 2009 - 04:26 PM.
Posted 26 May 2009 - 04:55 PM
: Are Jesus' words in red, white, and blue?
I want a Neapolitan Bible, with the words of Jesus in red, white and chocolate.
Posted 26 May 2009 - 05:56 PM
I suspect that opinion here will be pretty much on the full-condemnation mode for Nelson's publication, and I'll expect to be right alongside it sight unseen, but as I mentioned at Jeffrey's FB posting, I do expect that my step-dad would love this thing. He's really into this kind of Americana/Christian nation phenomenon, and I would probably score huge points for getting it as a gift. It would be an interesting conversation to have. Anyone else have any family who'd be into this thing?
Posted 26 May 2009 - 10:27 PM
Edited by Peter T Chattaway, 26 May 2009 - 10:28 PM.
Posted 27 May 2009 - 04:21 AM
And in light of this, I think that the publishing industry has a tremendous opportunity to do a Study Bible right.
I'm actually looking for a quality study Bible right now. My last Study Bible, "The Saints Devotional Study Bible", compiling writings of the Church Fathers and canonized Saints in the margins, associated with particular verses, was wonderful. But the Bible's spine is ripped, and the translation (New Jerusalem) is now irking me in ways that would hijack this thread.
So I'll be looking for a non-gender-inclusive, non-"Yahweh"'d version with writings of canonized Saints in the margins, including the Apocrypha. A Pope John Paul II Devotional Bible would be great, considering the wealth of his output, and the theological density of his writings. Or something similar to what I had before.
It doesn't exist. And, assuming those publishing types don't read this board, it never will.
As it stands, I've just purchased a Navarre Bible Compact New Testament (RSV), and I will be also purchasing the New Oxford Study Bible (RSV) with Apocrypha. The latter is wall-to-wall commentary, culled from the writings of the Church Fathers, the latter isn't, but it's still a swell translation, and it, supposedly, has the exact same dimensions as the former.
I'm going to then take both of these to a book binder and have them combine the two Bibles together. And then I'll be in the market for a Bible cover which can handle a 3" spine.
In a perfect world, I should never have to do this. But then again, these focus groups have never asked me what I'd want in a Bible.
Posted 27 May 2009 - 10:53 AM
If you lived closer, I could do this for you in Moroccan pebble grain. 3 inches is well within the limits of a book bound for lay-flat daily use.
Posted 27 May 2009 - 11:24 AM
The ultimate competitive Bible is still on the way. Once the Pacifist's/Commie's Study Bible is released (Jesus' words in yellow, social justice passages in Bolshevik Red), then we'll have a fair comparison. My prediction is that the Patriot's Bible will beat the shit out of the cover of the PC Study Bible, and the PC Study Bible will turn its front cover to its back cover, which will then be pulverized by the Patriot's Bible.
Posted 27 May 2009 - 01:51 PM
Posted 27 May 2009 - 10:10 PM
Lessee, Jesus' words in black?
This one is not RSV, but as gender neutral as possible under the circumstances NRSV. I just bought one for the parish library. It will be roundly ignored in the parish for its lack of gender specificity and possibly for not being the hallowed KJV.
Nick, I read the NJB as my first choice for personal study and devotions. PM me with your frustrations. I've been reading it or the JB for 35 years. I'd like to hear your thoughts.
Posted 27 May 2009 - 11:10 PM
Members of the much-discussed "Jesus Seminar" used colored marbles to indicate their confidence in the authenticity of the sayings of Jesus, did they not? What about a study Bible with color codes to match the marbles? There's a missed opportunity.
Edited by mrmando, 28 May 2009 - 02:16 AM.