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The Challenge of Jesus

N T Wright

The Challenge of Jesus

N T Wright

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A compelling historical picture of Jesus that also rings true to the resurrected Christ of Christian belief, worship and experience Written by a world-renowned theologian and communicator, hailed by Newsweek as 'the world's leading New Testament scholar' Now with a fascinating new introduction, reflecting on, among other things, Jesus' self-understanding and what he really meant by the 'kingdom of God' This book makes accessible to lay readers the arguments laid out in Jesus and the Victory of God (SPCK, 1996). But Wright does more than just rehash these arguments: he adds a discussion of the resurrection, and addresses the prickly problem of relevance. In the first six chapters, he tackles many of the questions of the historical Jesus debate. He then addresses how all these historical-cum-theological issues are significant for Christians living in a postmodern world.

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A compelling historical picture of Jesus that also rings true to the resurrected Christ of Christian belief, worship and experience Written by a world-renowned theologian and communicator, hailed by Newsweek as 'the world's leading New Testament scholar' Now with a fascinating new introduction, reflecting on, among other things, Jesus' self-understanding and what he really meant by the 'kingdom of God' This book makes accessible to lay readers the arguments laid out in Jesus and the Victory of God (SPCK, 1996). But Wright does more than just rehash these arguments: he adds a discussion of the resurrection, and addresses the prickly problem of relevance. In the first six chapters, he tackles many of the questions of the historical Jesus debate. He then addresses how all these historical-cum-theological issues are significant for Christians living in a postmodern world.
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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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