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Overview Part of a significant 5-volume series, this book stands on its own as a sweeping assessment of historical and theological issues surrounding Christianity's origins. By examining the history, social make-up, worldview, beliefs, and hope of Palestinian Judaism, Wright introduces you to the world of Judaism as situated within the world of Greco-Roman culture.
Community Description This major new five-volume project presents a comprehensive, detailed, yet highly readable assessment of the historical and theological questions surrounding the origins of Christianity.
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Christian Century - 10/19/2010 page 37
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Studio: Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5" Weight: 1.35 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2003
Publisher AUGSBURG FORTRESS PUB. #99
Series Christian Origins and the Question of God
Series Number 2
ISBN 0800626818 ISBN13 9780800626815
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More About N. T. 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)
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The New Testament and the People of God Jan 9, 2007
Necessary reading for any student wishing to study in detail the mission and message of Jesus. It is too technical for the ordinary reader, although not too academic for students genuinely interested in the subject. A very good introducation to the other books in the series by N.T.Wright.
Great scholarship, shoddy book making Nov 25, 2006
I find Tom Wright's work exciting and challenging.
I just wish the publisher spent a bit more money on the book binding and covers. Both my NTPG and JAVG have delaminated covers and spines (and I treat them very gently). Surely works as fine as these deserve better!
Masterpiece Jan 10, 2006
It is difficult to speak of this work without over selling. Serious Bible students and theologians alike must read Wright's work. He does not simply rehash old theories; he steps out with fresh insight and boldly states his positions without apology. He masterfully builds his case. The first 144 pages are spent on the subject of epistemology. After he has thoroughly introduced you to this subject he then moves on to teach, in a very readable and interesting way, about the history of the Jews from exile to Bar Kochba. He demonstrates his understanding of primary source documents to such a degree that one wonders do they even need to read anyone else on the subject. This book is thorough, but good. Wright presents his material in such a way as to teach and convince, rather than to show off how much he knows. This is not a light read. The subject matter is heavy, but definitely worth the work with what I find to be a great teacher. Wright moves from Jewish history and thought into Church history and thought and ends with a chapter that bears the title of the book. After I got past the first 144 pages of the book this book became hard to put down. If you get this book and find the first 144 pages too laborious, skip it and then read the first part later, but make sure you do not quit on this book. The good news is that this is just volume one and afterwards comes Jesus And The Victory of God. I am just starting on it now, but can already tell that it will equal or exceed this book.
Profoundly Intellectual and Brilliant... Jan 3, 2006
I was introduced to N.T. Wright in a Life of Christ class at my university, and out of my research for greater understanding of who "Christ" was and is, sought to read the great 6 volume work which has yet to be completed. I was taken-back by how large the first volume was, however, in reading the first page or two, you get sucked into this great third contemporary quest for the "historical Jesus." I am shocked that out of all those on board for the third quest, N.T. Wright is one of the only ones to believe that Jesus indeed is the Jewish Messiah. In the New Testament and the People of God, Wright establishes a greater background than people are traditionally willing to accept - that is that Jesus was Jewish. He removed the clouds that people paint over their eyes when focusing upon the greatest figure in history. The idea that Jesus was similar to the image created in our minds in the movie "Jesus of Nazareth"; an Englishman who wears clean clothes, speaks English, had a well-kept modern beard, and looked nothing like how people in the Middle East do look. In this book, I enjoy Wright's scholarly effort to tame the American Evangelical Fundamentalist view on who Jesus was. I encourage all of you who would like to enjoy a deeply complex scholarly work on the historical Jesus and are mildly serious scholars to begin your "quest" by finding out who He was, and taking into account Wright's view on the Jewishness of Christ our Lord.
A MUST READ Jan 11, 2005
This series although quite lengthy from THE NEW TESTAMENT AND THE PEOPLE OF GOD, JESUS AND THE VICTORY OF GOD, AND THE RESSURECTION OF THE SON OF GOD. Is a must read for anyone who is interested in the truth. Wright gets into not only the theological but the historic fact of political upheaval in the first centuries as well the hope of the everyday Jew and the messiah they were looking for. Wright fully believes in the resurrection of Christ and that he is the vary presence of God and that in him all the scripture are fulfilled. And that God does not come in and out of the world but is always in control it a lot of reading but well worth it. This series is a refreshing in that it looks into how the bible was understood in the first centuries and not how the twentieth century sees it and Christ. This is the right step to take as Christian