Item description for Paul for Everyone: 1 Corinthians (For Everyone) by Tom Wright, N. T. Wright & T. Wright N...
Overview Providing invaluable background detail and a wealth of information on the books of the New Testament written by Paul, these guides help the reader understand each passage in a richer way.
Making use of his scholar's understanding, yet writing in an approachable and anecdotal style, Tom Wright shows us the liveliness of cosmopolitan Corinth and reveals the wisdom and challenge of Paul's writing, bringing out the pastoral sensitivity and deep insight that make this letter one of Paul's crowning achievements.
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.
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.6" Width: 5.1" Height: 0.68" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2004
Publisher PRESBYTERIAN PUBLISHING #86
Series For Everyone
ISBN 0664227910 ISBN13 9780664227913
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Makes the complex stuff simple. Dec 18, 2006
The Everyone Series once again stays true to its name with this work on First Corinthians by Tom Wright. Tom give his translation, followed by an antecdote of some kind that illustrates the point, and then he gets down to interpretation. The entire commentary was good, but the strongest section for me was his work on the resurrection of Jesus in chapter 15. He also has interesting insight into the meaning of more complex issue like the role of women in the church and the Lord's supper. I am a Pentecostal and was worried that Wright might take a harsh view against speaking in other tongues, but he does not at all do so. This is the type of commentary that a pastor could recommend to his congregation to read without the worry of tough technical language or complex phillosophical discussions. Wright keeps it simple and interesting throughout. There is also an excellent glossary of terms at the back of each of these books that can be really helpful.
What a great book! Jan 8, 2006
I have read a lot of N T Wright but never a commentary. I purchased this little commentary on 1 Corinthians for a series I am teaching through the book using very technical commentaries. I feel like I have found a real treasure. Wright is a world class scholar but this series is written for anyone - even a brand new Christian - to understand. I am sure I will purchase all of this series. No one will be disappointed if they invest in Wright's successful attempt to explain the Bible in a way that anyone can understand and enjoy. Practical, easy to understand, true to the text, but still exposing the profound message of Paul's letter to the Corinthians.