Everyone knows the New Testament begins with the Gospel of Matthew, but how many know Matthew was actually one of the later books to be written? (It wasn’t even the first Gospel!) But Evolution of the Word is not your typical New Testament.
Marcus J. Borg, esteemed Bible scholar and bestselling author, shakes up the order of the New Testament as we know it by putting the books in a completely new order—the order in which they were written. By doing so, Evolution of the Word allows us to read these documents in their historical context. For the first time, see how the core ideas of Christianity took shape and developed over time.
Borg surveys what we know of the Jewish community of Jesus followers who passed on their stories orally. Into this context emerges the apostle Paul, whose seven authentic letters become the first collected writings that would later become the New Testament. Borg offers helpful introductions for each book so that as we read through these biblical documents, spanning over a century in time, we see afresh what concerns and pressures shaped this movement as it evolved into a new religion.
In this groundbreaking format, Borg reveals how a radical and primitive apocalyptic Jewish faith slowly became more comfortable with the world, less Jewish, and more preoccupied with maintaining power and control. Evolution of the Word promises to change forever how we think about this historic work.
FIRST HUNDRED WORDS (Usborne) PRICES SHOWN ARE RRP - UP TO 40% DISCOUNT IS POSSIBLE ON USBORNE TITLES
• A yellow duck to find in every picture
• Easy phonetic guide to pronunciation
• Illustrated by Stephen Cartwright
Get children started in French with this new edition of a long- standing favourite. Completely revised and in a larger format, it is filled with Stephen Cartwright's humorous, detailed illustrations. Pictures are labelled with the French word and definite article to encourage direct association of the word with the object.
English £ 4.99 ISBN: 9780746041277
French £4.99 ISBN: 9780746041802
German £4.99 ISBN: 9780746058220
Spanish £4.99 ISBN: 9780746051047
FIRST THOUSAND WORDS (Usborne)
* Listen to all the words on the Usborne Quicklinks Web site
* Humourous illustrations by Stephen Cartwright
* Lots of opportunities for conversation practice
A delightful picture word book - easy for young readers to learn new words - and they can also listen to all the words on the Usborne Quicklinks Web site. Stephen Cartwright’s bright and amusing pictures provide lots of opportunities for conversation and there is a full BILINGUAL list of all the words in each book plus an easy- to- use pronunciation guide.
"Another winner from this bright, imaginative publishing house." The Yorkshire Post
English £ 5.99 ISBN: 9780746023020
French £5.99 ISBN: 9780746023044
French Mini edition £3.99 ISBN: 9780746052457
German £5.99 ISBN: ISBN: 9780746023068
German Mini edition £3.99 ISBN: 9780746052471
Italian £5.99 ISBN: 9780746037768
Italian Mini edition £3.99 ISBN: 9780746052488
Spanish £5.99 ISBN: 9780746023082
Spanish Mini edition £3.99 ISBN: 9780746052464
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There's a Word for It: The Explosion of the American Language Since 1900 by Sol Steinmetz
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Crown; 1 edition (April 27, 2010)
Word geeks (1984), rejoice! Crack open these covers and immerse yourself in a mind-expanding (1963) compendium of the new words (or new meanings of words) that have sprung from American life to ignite the most vital, inventive, fruitful, and A-OK (1961) lexicographical Big Bang (1950) since the first no-brow (1922) Neanderthal grunted meaningfully.
From the turn of the twentieth century to today, our language has grown from around 90,000 new words to some 500,000—at least, thatâ™s todayâ™s best guesstimate (1936). What accounts for this quantum leap (1924)? In Thereâ™s a Word for It, language expert Sol Steinmetz takes us on a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (1949) joyride (1908) through our nationâ™s cultural history, as seen through the neato (1951) words and terms weâ™ve invented to describe it all. From the quaintly genteel days of the 1900s (when we first heard words such as nickelodeon, escalator, and, believe it or not, Ms.) through the Roaring Twenties (the time of flappers, jalopies, and bootleg booze) to the postwar â™50s (the years of rock â™nâ™ roll, beatniks, and blast-offs) and into the new millennium (with its blogs, Google, and Obamamania), this feast for word lovers is a boffo (1934) celebration of linguistic esoterica (1929).
In chapters organized by decade, each with a lively and informative narrative of the life and language of the time, along with year-by-year lists of words that were making their first appearance, Thereâ™s a Word for It reveals how the American culture contributed to the evolution and expansion of the English language and vice versa. Clearly, itâ™s must-reading (1940). And not to disparage any of the umpteen (1918) other language books on the shelf—though they have their share of hokum (1917) and gobbledygook (1944)—but this one truly is the beeâ™s knees and the catâ™s pajamas (1920s).Comments:
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