Cultural Relevance Strikes Again

13 08 2008

A new Indian version of the Bible, recently published by the Catholic Church, has run into controversy over its inclusion of verses from the Bhagavad Gita, a form of Hindu chant, and references to the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi.

An illustration in the new version, New Community Bible, depicts Jesus, Mary and Joseph as poor Indian villagers. Mary wears a simple sari and has a bindi on her forehead alongside Joseph in a turban and loincloth.

According to the 30 Indian biblical scholars who worked for more than 15 years on the new edition, the Bible draws on “the rich cultural and religious heritage of India.”

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13 08 2008
jonolan

LOL What they’ve published is not the Bible, no matter what they call it. You can’t dramatically change the content of a book and still call it the same thing.

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