Back to Top
Our Stores Contact Us Help
Welcome, {{username}} Log Out Log In   /  Sign Up

The Day the Revolution Began: Reconsidering the Meaning of Jesus's Crucifixion

The Day the Revolution Began: Reconsidering the Meaning of Jesus's Crucifixion

$29.99 $22.49
You Save: $7.50 (25%)

Paperback
Also Available In

In this paradigm-shifting book, best-selling Bible scholar N T Wright argues that the church has lost touch with the true, revolutionary nature of the cross. Now available in paperback, The Day The Revolution Began seeks to wake the church up to the full meaning of that day on Golgotha, and join Jesus' world-redeeming work.

Also Available In

You May Also Be Interested In

About "The Day the Revolution Began: Reconsidering the Meaning of Jesus's Crucifixion"

In this paradigm-shifting book, best-selling Bible scholar N T Wright argues that the church has lost touch with the true, revolutionary nature of the cross. Now available in paperback, The Day The Revolution Began seeks to wake the church up to the full meaning of that day on Golgotha, and join Jesus' world-redeeming work.
- Koorong

When Jesus of Nazareth died the horrible death of crucifixion at the hands of the Roman army, nobody thought him a hero. His movement was over. Nothing had changed. This was the sort of thing that Rome did best. Caesar was on his throne. Death, as usual, had the last word.Except that in this case it didn't. As Jesus's followers looked back on that day, they came up with the shocking, scandalous, nonsensical claim that his death had launched a revolution. That by 6:00 p.m. on that dark Friday the world was a different place. They believed that with this event the one true God had suddenly and dramatically put into operation his plan for the rescue of the world. They saw it as the day the revolution began."Leading Bible scholar, Anglican bishop, and bestselling author N. T. Wright argues that the church has lost touch with the revolutionary nature of the cross. Most Christians have been taught a reduced message that the death of Jesus was all about "God saving me from my `sin' so that I could `go to heaven.'" According to Wright, this version misconstrues why Jesus had to die, the nature of our sins, and what our mission is in the world today. In his paradigm-shifting book Surprised by Hope, Wright showed that the Bible's message is not that heaven is where we go in the future; rather, the Bible sees the primary movement as heaven coming down to earth, redeeming the world, beginning now. In this companion book, Wright shows how Christianity's central story tells how this revolution began on a Friday afternoon two thousand years ago and continues now through the church's work today. Wright seeks to wake up the church to its own story, to invite us to join in Jesus's work of redeeming the world-to join his revolution.
- 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.
Koorong -Editorial Review.

Customer Reviews For "The Day the Revolution Began: Reconsidering the Meaning of Jesus's Crucifixion"

Write Your Own Review
Another Classic Wright
5 stars By Ryan Kerrison, Jul 14 2017
In his latest of his long line of works, renowned New Testament scholar, N.T Wright is back to his usual position of bringing fresh challenges to the frequently held notions and common understandings of what Paul truly meant when writing his epistles. Wright exegetes valiantly and painstakingly through swathes of Pauline corpus, seeking to find, as a true historian, the treasures that lie within the pages. Wright will lose some people along the way, by virtue of his oft rabbit trailing and technical language expositions, but hopefully, not for very long, where one is able to jump back on board in a summary passage, bring one up to speed with his train of thinking. Wright boldy provides challenge and honest insight into the present day context, and his best articulation of what the 1st Century Apostle was declaring to the churches he so loved. This text masterfully discloses the broader and grander purpose of God, recentering it from its all-to-sadly traditionally pagan ideologies, and recentres one onto the true Jewish and biblical narrative, that being the reconciliation of all who believe, and delivering them "for Creation, not from it".
Did you find this review helpful? Yes or No

Fresh Eyes
5 stars By Joshua, Feb 07 2017
This book is astounding, putting into words deep truths from the scriptures that as a follower of Yeshua the Messiah, I've known all along but haven't been able to put into words. I've always understood the resurrection as launching the revolution and being my favourite part of the Jesus story. It's put the resurrection in it's place as the confirmation of the life and death of Christ. Of the confirmation that he on the cross is the image of the invisible God. I'm only just starting to understand what the cross of Christ is all about and this book has been a part of that never ending journey. Astounding articulation of the gospel and how it was launched.
Did you find this review helpful? Yes or No

Good, not great
3 stars By Tanwin, Jan 09 2017
In his latest scholarly work, NT Wright focuses on the cross of Jesus. Wright claims that the day that Jesus died on the cross triggered a new revolution that impacted humanity since then.

Throughout this book, Wright redefines basic terminologies that we use in Christianity, such as sin, salvation, and God's righteousness. Wright claims that sin is not only failing to do the right things but it's rooted in idolatry where humanity fails to worship the true God. Salvation is not merely going to heaven but God's way to restore humanity to our proper vocation to reflect the glory of God.

Overall, this book gives a great overview of what these terms mean in the second century contex. Wright certainly has the knowhow to do that. The only criticism that I have is how Wright uses his own translation in most New Testament text. I'm sure he has his reasons, but to me it brings unfamiliarity to the text. Moreover, Wright tends to write in long sentences so it makes it harder to read. 

It's a pretty solid book on the cross but it's hard to recommend this with other good books out there. 

3 out of 5
Did you find this review helpful? Yes or No
{{review.title}}
{{review.rating}} stars By {{review.author.name}}, {{review.reviewCreatedDate | date:'MMM dd yyyy'}}

{{reviewdescription}}

{{review.text}}
{{review.helpfulCount}} of {{review.helpfulCount + review.unhelpfulCount}} people found this review helpful.  Did you find this review helpful? Yes or No

Available Now.

50+ Available
Quantity

Add to Wishlist

WHY WAIT!

Expected to ship tomorrow from Australia.

Delivery / Shipping Info

Product Details

Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 496606
  • Product Code 9780062334398
  • ISBN 0062334395
  • EAN 9780062334398
  • Pages 448
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Harper Collins Australia
  • Publication Date Mar 2018
  • Sales Rank #567
  • Dimensions 203 x 134 x 14 mm
  • Weight 0.294kg

Bestsellers in Biblical Studies