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The Challenge of Jesus: Rediscovering Who Jesus Was and Is

By N. T. Wright (Author) & Simon Vance (Read by)
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Today a renewed and vigorous scholarly quest for the historical Jesus is underway. In the midst of well publicized and controversial books on Jesus, N.T. Wright's lectures and writings have been widely recognized for providing a fresh, provocative and historically credible portrait. This book poses a double-edged challenge: to grow in our understanding of the historical Jesus within the Palestinian world of the first century, and to follow Jesus more faithfully into the postmodern world of the twenty-first century.

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Today a renewed and vigorous scholarly quest for the historical Jesus is underway. In the midst of well publicized and controversial books on Jesus, N. T. Wright's lectures and writings have been widely recognized for providing a fresh, provocative and historically credible portrait. The Challenge of Jesus poses a double-edged challenge: to grow in our understanding of the historical Jesus within the Palestinian world of the first century, and to follow Jesus more faithfully into the postmodern world of the twenty-first century.

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Studio: Hovel Audio
Running Time: 420.00 minutes
Pages   1
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 6.06" Width: 5.28" Height: 0.75"
Weight:   0.3 lbs.
Binding  CD
Release Date   May 1, 2006
Publisher   Hovel Audio
Edition  Unabridged  
ISBN  1596444118  
ISBN13  9781596444119  


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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...
  1. Christian Origins and the Question of God (Paperback)
  2. N.T. Wright for Everyone Bible Study Guides
  3. New Testament for Everyone
  4. Plus
  5. T&t Clark Cornerstones
  6. Tyndale New Testament Commentaries (IVP Numbered)


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A Good Survey from a Leading Figure in Jesus Scholarship  Sep 29, 2008
Perhaps the most influential conservative voice in "Jesus Studies" today, N. T. Wright provides here a brief and readable summary of his many years of work into the message of Jesus.

Central to his view is understanding Jesus as a Messiah very much within the context of early first century Palestinian Judaism. In this, the central meaning of the "good news of the Kingdom of God" is in regard to the prophetic themes of exile and return.

Liberal critics have charged Wright with maintaining an essentially pre-scientific view of the miraculous, as well as a high degree of confidence in the biblical records. Conservatives have been critical of his focus on exile/return -- to a degree that de-emphasizes traditional views on the centrality of a propitiatory role of the atonement and personal forgiveness. Wright repeatedly acknowledges that, on issue after issue, he believes traditional understandings would have been foreign to the Judaism contemporary with Jesus.

Wright is an engaging writer, able to communicate at a variety of levels. This book would be aimed primarily at well-educated laity or those just beginning studies in the life of Christ at college or seminary level. It is also, in large part, an introduction to Wright's impressive amount of published works (both scholarly and popular).
 
So Necessary  Jul 7, 2008
Wright is a model for the Pastor-Theologian. Not only are his words grounded in a most solid foundation, not only do they quickly challenge our theology (in a healthy way) but they are accessible by most intermediate readers.

Thank you Bishop Wright!
 
The Faith and History of Jesus Presented to Us as a Challenge  May 6, 2008
I've been a fan of N.T. Wright ever since I read his book The Meaning of Jesus:Two Visions" which he co-authored with Marcus Borg. I came across this book about half a year ago. I still haven't understood all of the implications which can be gleamed from this very clear account of what Jesus and God and the history of Israel are all about.
Wright speaks of Jesus as the unique one off achievement of God in the history of the world. Jesus as the messiah who inaugurated the new creation and forgave the world of sin.
This book is based on a series of lectures Wright gave for an InterVarsity press conference in 1999. They can be listened to on his unofficial page: [...]

The book is persuasive, though I will leave its description to other reviewers who have done a very nice job of summing it up. I highly recommend this book as a way to step into Wright's larger series on Christian Origins and the Question of God. I am about to read the first work in this series, "The New Testament and the People of God." If the Challenge of Jesus is just a taste then I suspect the fuller treatment of the themes found in its pages will be rewarding.

Very compelling scholarship and historically accurate account of Jesus


 
Jesus of Faith and History  May 5, 2008
Wright's look at Jesus comes from the eyes of the Jewish expectation of the Messiah. He attempts to answer the questions: Was Jesus the foretold Messiah? How did Jesus accomplish that end? How did he radically move from the expectations of what the Messiah was to do?
 
greatest book on jesus i've ever read  Aug 21, 2007
seriously, i haven't read any of the other reviews but there is no book that compares to this one. for some reason before i started reading it i decided that i would hi-lite the "wow" moments. that was a big mistake. everything got hi-lited. wright opens up scripture the way i wish i would've discovered when i was in college.

too many christians today read scripture through biased lenses. instead of taking from scripture they end up reading too much into it.

wright adds great insight.
 

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