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How God Became King: The Forgotten Story of the Gospels

N T Wright

How God Became King: The Forgotten Story of the Gospels

N T Wright

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In this powerful re-reading of the Gospels, N T Wright peels away centuries of misreading to reveal the neglected central story of Scripture - that the coronation of God through the acts of Jesus was the climax of human history. Wright helps readers to re-align their focus to God's kingdom now, rather than the afterlife. New edition. 304 pages, from Harper Collins.

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About "How God Became King: The Forgotten Story of the Gospels"

In this powerful re-reading of the Gospels, N T Wright peels away centuries of misreading to reveal the neglected central story of Scripture - that the coronation of God through the acts of Jesus was the climax of human history. Wright helps readers to re-align their focus to God's kingdom now, rather than the afterlife. New edition. 304 pages, from Harper Collins.
- Koorong

New Testament scholar N.T. Wright reveals how we have been misreading the Gospels for centuries, powerfully restoring the lost central story of the Scripture: that the coronation of God through the acts of Jesus was the climax of human history. Wright fills the gaps that centuries of misdirection have opened up in our collective spiritual story, tracing a narrative from Eden, to Jesus, to today. Wright's powerful re-reading of the Gospels helps us re-align the focus of our spiritual beliefs, which have for too long been focused on the afterlife. Instead, the forgotten story of the Gospels reveals why we should understand that our real charge is to sustain and cooperating with God's kingdom here and now. Echoing the triumphs of Simply Christian and The Meaning of Jesus, Wright's How God Became King is required reading for any Christian searching to understand their mission in the world today.

- Publisher

Meet the Author

N T Wright

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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4 stars By Tanwin, Jul 22 2016
The fact that this book is released under the name of NT Wright, and not Tom Wright, you know that this book is going to be heavy and dense!

Wright is writing on the subject of what story the gospels actually tells. Is it about the miracles of Jesus? Is it to proof that Jesus is God? Or is it about our personal salvation?

Wright argues that since the Reformation, we often read the gospels through Pauline lens - that the gospel is the death and resurrection of Jesus for our personal salvation. However when read separately and together, the gospels tell a different story.

His thesis is that the gospels is telling the story of Jesus which is the story of how Israel's God became king. And if Jesus is king over all the earth, things must change.

This is an excellent resource on what the gospel is all about. There are a few points that I don't agree with (eg. Wright's disagreement with the doctrine of imputation), but overall it's an excellent resource. Unfortunately, this book is not as accessible as I would like. If you haven't got the basic on theological arguments on whether Paul and Jesus preached the same gospel, you might struggle to get the most out of this book.

If you are looking for a more accessible read on this subject, I recommend Scot McKnight's The King Jesus Gospel.
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  • Catalogue Code 447560
  • Product Code 9780061730603
  • ISBN 0061730602
  • EAN 9780061730603
  • Pages 304
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category Christ
  • Publisher Harper Collins Australia
  • Publication Date May 2016
  • Sales Rank #40171
  • Dimensions 203 x 134 x 20 mm
  • Weight 0.220kg

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