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Saturday, August 13, 2005

Cotton Patch Version

I just found a website where the Cotton Patch Version (CPV) of the New Testament is available for free download. Click on the title to this post to get there. The CPV was a unique paraphrase as well as transculturation of the New Testament. It reflects the conditions in the South of the U.S. in the mid 1960s. Clarence Jordan, the translator, attempted to bring about reconciliation between white and blacks both through his paraphrase as well as the inter-racial Koinonia community. At the community farm blacks and whites worked together to show that the Body of Christ is one and that there can be healing from so many years of oppression by one race upon another.

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