John Bertram Phillips

John Bertram Phillips

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Bertram Phillips (16 September 1906 - 21 July 1982) was a Bible translator, writer and clergyman, often referred to as just J. B. Phillips.Phillips was born in Barnes, Surrey. He was educated at Emanuel School and took a degree in Classics from Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He was ordained an Anglican clergyman in the Church of England in 1930. During World War II, while serving as a minister at Church of the Good Shepherd in London, he was disappointed to find that the young people in his church did not understand the Bible. Therefore, he began to paraphrase in modern English the New Testament by starting with the Epistle to the Colossians in the periods he spent in the bomb shelters during the London Blitz. The youth group was drawn to his translation because they could finally understand what the Bible was saying. Led on by their feedback, he continued to translate the rest of the New Testament after the war into colloquial English. Portions of the translation were published starting with Letters to Young Churches in 1947, which received the backing of C.S. Lewis. In 1952 he added the gospels. In 1955 he added Acts and titled it The Young Church in Action.show more

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  • Paperback | 180 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 272g
  • Equ Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134975443
  • 9786134975445