The Millennium Myth
Finally, amid all the hoopla and encroaching hysteria, here is the book that anyone interested in the true meaning of the millennium simply must read. A widely recognized New Testament scholar, writing on the biggest story of our time, provides...
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Finally, amid all the hoopla and encroaching hysteria, here is the book that anyone interested in the true meaning of the millennium simply must read. A widely recognized New Testament scholar, writing on the biggest story of our time, provides the first work that: -- Gives a clear explanation of how the turn of the millennium has been misunderstood and miscalculated.-- Shows why the widespread "apocalyptic take" on the millennium is in error.-- Exposes what drives millennium fever in the first place.-- Offers a provocative way for us to celebrate the millennium authentically and with integrity.In this timeliest of books Dr. N. T. Wright argues that getting ready for the millennium does not mean getting ready for the end of the world as we know it. Instead, he points out that celebrating the new millennium means challenging our prevailing cultural story and symbols -- in the very same way as the calendar we follow was designed to do in its day. Wright shows that the millennium hype is masking a deeper problem in our culture -- questions concerning what he calls "postmodernity" -- and then, by following some ancient words on hope, outlines a practical way forward for creating a better world.
From a classical historian comes a reasoned analysis of the millennium. Wright argues that to celebrate the forthcoming millennium with integrity does not mean preparing for the world's end; instead, we must challenge our prevailing cultural story and symbols. He contends that millennium hype is a mask for "postmodernity," and constructs a practical response.
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.
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