This new translation with commentary strips the Gospels of their theological agendas and reclaims them as a radically new way of imagining human life. It blends scholarship and pastoral guidance in an accurate, accessible translation with profound insights that, free of religious moralism and dogmatism, is beautifully imaginative and inspirational.
In his fresh and life-giving translation of the Gospels with sparkling commentary, spiritual innovator Thomas Moore strips the Gospels of their theological agendas and reclaims them as a fundamentally new way of imagining human life. He blends scholarship and pastoral guidance to highlight the Gospels’ teachings on earthly, rather than otherworldly, living in which community, compassion, inclusiveness, prayer and healing are key elements. He draws deeply from Greek philosophy, literature and spirituality to craft an accurate and challenging yet accessible translation that, free of religious moralism and dogmatism, is beautifully imaginative and inspirational.
Thomas Moore is a spiritual innovator whose life work has been helping people find and nurture an everyday spirituality. He is the author of Care of the Soul, which was on the New York Times best-seller list for forty-four weeks, as well as many other best-selling and award-winning books on religion, spirituality and depth psychology. He has a PhD in religious studies from Syracuse University and is a depth psychotherapist and former monk. He lectures in many countries and continues to write about religion and the life of the soul, including for Spirituality & Health magazine and the Huffington Post.