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Overview Wright explores the Gospel of John, and the way the long story which began inGenesis reached the climax the Creator had always intended.
Making use of his scholar's understanding, yet writing in an approachable and anecdotal style, Tom Wright manages to unravel the great complexity of the extraordinary Gospel of John. He describes it as "one of the great books in the literature of the world; and part of its greatness is the way it reveals its secrets not just to a high-flown leaning but to those who come to it with humility and hope." Wright's stimulating comments are combined with his own fresh and inviting translation of the Bible text.
Tom Wright has undertaken a tremendous task: to provide guides to all the books of the New Testament, and to include in them his own translation of the entire text. Each short passage is followed by a highly readable discussion with background information, useful explanations and suggestions, and thoughts as to how the text can be relevant to our lives today. A glossary is included at the back of the book. The series is suitable for group study, personal study, or daily devotions.
Citations And Professional Reviews John For Everyone V1 (New Test Guides For Everyone by N. T. Wright & Tom Wright has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Christian Century - 10/19/2004 page 44
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.42" Width: 5.08" Height: 0.51" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2004
Publisher PRESBYTERIAN PUBLISHING #86
Series For Everyone
ISBN 0664227899 ISBN13 9780664227890
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More About N. T. Wright & Tom Wright
Born in 1948 in Northumberland, England, N.T. Wright is the Bishop of Durham. He was formerly Dean of Lichfield and lecturer in New Testament studies at Oxford University as well as fellow, tutor, and chaplain of Worcester College, Oxford. He has also served as professor of New Testament language and literature in various colleges and universities. With doctorates in divinity and in philosophy from the University of Oxford, N. T. Wright is a member of the Society for New Testament Studies, the Society of Biblical Literature, the Institute for Biblical Research, the Tyndale Fellowship for Biblical Research, and the Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars. He has published more than 40 works at both scholarly and popular levels related to New Testament studies, especially on the origins of Christianity and Biblical Christology.
N. T. Wright has an academic affiliation as follows - Worcester College, Oxford.
N. T. Wright has published or released items in the following series...
Christian Origins and the Question of God (Paperback)
Reviews - What do customers think about John For Everyone V1 (New Test Guides For Everyone?
Great Simplicity, Great Interpretation, Great Scholarship May 15, 2006
Tom Wright has written a very simple and easy to read book on the first 10 chapters of the Gospel of John. The Everyone tile is for real, because anyone who can read can get great scholarly interpretion without any technical language. Wright provides his own translation, which when this series is done, needs to become "The Wright New Testament." After the translation comes a little story or an anecdote that leads you into the interpretation of the section that is being discusssed. This, quite frankly is what a called theologian should be doing. It does very little good to know the Bible in a deep scholarly fashion if you are unable to communicate that to the masses. Tom Wright has that ability and displays it greatly in this series of books. His interpretation of John (and he claims he is not a Johanine scholar) could not have been any better than this. Wright has a great ability to avoid being anachronistic, yet brings great application from the text for the Christian to live and be transformed by. My favorite part of this commentary was how Wright sees the opponents of Jesus and holds together the chapters without sharp breaks in thought. His handling of John 9 and 10 and linking these chapters together is a demonstration of that. This was a very helpful interpretation of John and I highly recommend for all to enjoy.
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Very user friendly commentary Mar 20, 2006
I very much like Bishop Tom Wright's commentary on the Gospel of John. His treatment of the text is consistently insightful and especially accessible to lay people. I would have given it 5 stars if the commentary was a bit richer academically. My lay people love it.
John for Everyone: Chapters 1-10 (For Everyone) Jan 31, 2006
One of the best from Tom Wright's "Everyone" New Testament series.