Jesus and the Victory of God (#02 in Christian Origins And The Question Of God Series)
This major new multi-volume project seeks to present a comprehensive, detailed, yet highly readable assessment of the historical and theological questions surrounding the origins of Christianity. In this eagerly awaited second volume, N. T. Wright offers a penetrating assessment of...
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This major new multi-volume project seeks to present a comprehensive, detailed, yet highly readable assessment of the historical and theological questions surrounding the origins of Christianity. In this eagerly awaited second volume, N. T. Wright offers a penetrating assessment of the major scholarly contributions to the current 'quest' for the historical Jesus. He then sets out in fascinating detail his own compelling account of how Jesus himself understood his mission: how he believed himself called to remake Israel, the people of God, around himself; how he announced God's judgement on the Israel of his day, especially its Temple and hierarchy; and how he saw his own movement as the divinely ordained fulfilment of Israel's destiny. This revolutionary message, articulated in parables and acted out symbolically in healings and celebratory meals, drew Jesus to Jerusalem - where, as he came to realize, his vocation demanded that he would die the death he had announced for the people. In obedience to this vocation, Jesus had come to realize that he was claiming to do and be what, in Jewish thought, only God can do and be...
"This book is a massive achievement: its length, its erudition, its fresh insights on almost every page and, above all, its attempt to re-orient our reading of the Synoptic Gospels on Jesus. Make no mistake, this is the most improtant contribution to Jesus studies for some time and every future writer will have to deal with it no matter how much they might disagree with its proposals."
- The Heythrop Journal
Who was Jesus? What can we know about him? Despite much media interest in recent sensational writing, there is still a serious quest for Jesus. This book has been written in an accessible style for lay people as well as for students, scholars, historians and theologians.
N.T.(Tom) Wright (D.Phil., University of Oxford) is Reseach Professor in Christian Origins at St Mary's College in the Divinity School of St Andrew's University, Scotalnd. Formerly Bishop of Durham, he was recently named by Christianity Today as one of the top five theologians in the world. Once Canon Theologian of Westminster Abbey and dean of Lichfield Cathedral, he taught New Testament studies for twenty years at Cambridge, McGill and Oxford Universities.
Wright's full-scale works The New Testament and the People of God; Jesus and the Victory of God; and The Resurrection of the Son of God are part of a projected six-volume series entitled Christian Origins and the Question of God.
Among his many other published works are The Original Jesus; What Saint Paul Really Said and The Climax of the Covenant. He is also co-author with Marcus Borg of The Meaning of Jesus: Two Visions
His commentaries include Colossians and Philemon (The Tyndale New Testament Commentary series), the 12 volume For Everyone series, Romans (New Interpreter's Bible Commentary); Galatians (The Horizons Theological Commentary) and The Letter to the Philippians (International Critical Commentary)
Most recently he has released Surprised by Hope; Small Faith--Great God; Virtue Reborn and Justification: God's Plan and Paul's Vision.
Koorong -Editorial Review.