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The Cotton Patch version.

Discussion in '2003 Archive' started by Pastor Gary, Sep 13, 2003.

  1. Pastor Gary

    Pastor Gary New Member

    Sep 5, 2003
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    Have any of you ever seen this one?

    The Cotton Patch Version of the New Testament

    You can find the text online here, Cotton Patch Version.

    In many ways I found it to be a refreshingly different look at the Scriptures and in other ways I found it quite disturbing.

    The author himself admits that it is not a historical accurate version of the New Testament, but he is ardent in his belief that there is a need of this version. A good explanation of the authors reasoning for this need can be found here, Authors View.

    Here are my questions to you:
    • Is there really need for this version or type of version?</font>
    • What do you think of it?</font>
    • Would you use it or recommend it to another for their use?</font>
    • Are the changes the author makes really necessary?</font>
    • I have been told that it’s racist, do you think so?</font>
    Some have said that it is ridiculous, heretical, sacrilegious, and dangerous.... Let me know what you think.
  2. rsr

    rsr <b> 7,000 posts club</b>

    Dec 11, 2001
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    Interesting, anyway. Noticed that he replaces "Pharisee" with "Baptist."
  3. Forever settled in heaven

    Jul 29, 2000
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    there wasn't any agenda that translator was hiding--that puts me more at ease.

    i was able to use it on a 1-off basis last sunday--it seemed to have a more accurate version of 1 Cor 7:36-38 than the NIV or TNIV.

    other than using "white/black" for bond/free, Rev. Jordan didn't deviate too much in terms of cultural motif.

    • Is there really need for this version or type of version?
      --&gt; if Rev. Jordan found a need in his community, i'm not sure if i can correct him on that, not having attended too many svs over there.</font>
    • What do you think of it?
      --&gt; it has its place. i wldn't use it as a liturgical bible in church, at least not a white/chinese/hispanic church. nor wld i use it as an interlinear. hey, u gotta use a tool for what it was designed for! ;) it seemed suitable for my one-off use last sunday.</font>
    • Would you use it or recommend it to another for their use?
      --&gt; depends what use. [​IMG]</font>
    • Are the changes the author makes really necessary?
      --&gt; hey, if he thinks so?! was every translational decision the KJB translators, RSV translators, or Jerome made "really necessary"? guess u'll havta ask'm.</font>
    • I have been told that it’s racist, do you think so?
      --&gt; i think it was afr-american-centric. that doesn't make it racist per se, unless someone's got evidence otherwise. the KJB seems Anglo-centric (even if somewhat fanciful--what w cockatrices lurking), but i'm not sure it's racist.</font>
  4. Ed Edwards

    Ed Edwards <img src=/Ed.gif>

    Aug 20, 2002
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    Here is how you get saved in the
    Cotton Patch Version:

    Washington 10:9-10

    Because if you come out in the open and say, "Jesus is Lord," and if you believe deep down in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you shall be saved. For by one’s heart one is activated into God’s program, and by one’s mouth one makes the public declaration into salvation. [​IMG]