Book Description

Review In this bold undertaking, Jason BeDuhn sets forth, for the first time, a complete English translation of the Bible of Marcion. With a useful introduction to all relevant issues, a readable translation of this First New Testament, and copious notes supporting each textual decision, BeDuhn has provided a work of scholarship that is sure to be both welcomed and controversial. For historians of early Christianity, this will be a book to be reckoned with. --Bart Ehrman, University of North Carolina at Chapel HillA comprehensive and impressively documented scholarly study of Marcions original compilation of sacred scriptures ... an essential contribution to personal and academic Christian Studies collections. --Midwest Book ReviewThis is an important book that fills a large gap in the resources needed for the study of second-century Christianity and Marcion in particular. It is an exhaustive examination of the relevant sources and a masterful, methodologically sensitive, treatment of Marcions significance. --Joseph B. Tyson, professor emeritus, Southern Methodist University Read more About the Author Jason BeDuhn is Professor of the Comparative Study of Religions at Northern Arizona University, a Guggenheim and National Humanities Center Fellow, and author of The Manichaean Body (2000, winner of the American Academy of Religion Best First Book Award), Truth in Translation (2003), Augustines Manichaean Dilemma (vol. 1 2010, vol. 2 2013), and The First New Testament: Marcions Scriptural Canon (2013). Read more