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Tuesday, June 02, 2009

The Bible Illuminated

I can't remember how I came across this today, but I think it's a great project. The Bible Illuminated combines the Good News Translation with provocative images and quotations from the modern day world. The juxtaposition of the ancient text of the Bible and the realities of our world really resonate: the images convey hope and the will to change the world.

Far too often we see the Bible as a text frozen in time, but it is about the past and the present. I appreciate how the mission of the version is to make it relevant for today and get people interested in it and how it can affect their lives and communities.

1 comment:

  1. i'm with hitchens - religion poisons everything. why as a society we show deference to the words of ignorant, pre-modern, magic believing bumpkins is beyond me.

    and yes i've read the bible, skipping over all the begats and stuff like that.


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