a free online serial
a personal work-in-progress
I.R.E.N.T., an acronym of
“Invitation to Read in English – New Testament”
, is rendered and presented to come to thereaders clearer to understand yet closer to the original textas possible.The text rendering itself as well as the format Keptespecially in mind is (1) for those who have had noexposure to the NewTestament, put it off, or even avoidedit, and (2) for those who have English as their secondlanguage.Faithfully reflecting the socio-cultural setting of theoriginal audiences, it scrupulously avoids anachronisticexpressions, as called ‘Christianese’, ‘Biblish’, ‘church jargon’, however useful they may be (as to read back themodern religious experiences into the text often to distortthe meaning).