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The Original Jesus Life and Vision: The Life and Vision of a Revolutionary
     

The Original Jesus Life and Vision: The Life and Vision of a Revolutionary

by N. T. Wright
 

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ISBN-10: 0802842836

ISBN-13: 9780802842831

Pub. Date: 08/28/1997

Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company

Jesus is in the news as much now as ever before. Whenever there is new evidence or a new analysis about Jesus, the newspapers get interested. Many continued to be fascinated by the person of Jesus and by whether or not he actually did and said what the New Testament Gospels say he did.

This new book, written in a lively, non-technical style by biblical theologian

Overview

Jesus is in the news as much now as ever before. Whenever there is new evidence or a new analysis about Jesus, the newspapers get interested. Many continued to be fascinated by the person of Jesus and by whether or not he actually did and said what the New Testament Gospels say he did.

This new book, written in a lively, non-technical style by biblical theologian Tom Wright, is an ideal introduction for anyone approaching the subject of the "historical Jesus" for the first time.

In The Original Jesus Wright focuses on key stages in Jesus' life and on key elements of his teaching. In the process, Wright presents a vivid reconstruction of what Jesus himself was aiming to achieve and how the movement he began can best be understood in relation to the turbulent politics and fervent aspirations of his day. Wright also looks at the way we interpret the different Gospel narratives about Jesus, showing how modern readers coming fresh to these texts can do so in an informed and discriminating way.

Based on rigorous historical research and featuring numerous full-color illustrations as well as short, clear chapters, The Original Jesus offers compelling insight into what Jesus really stood for, why he was crucified, and how it was that his followers came to regard him as nothing less than the human face of God.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802842831
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
08/28/1997
Pages:
149
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.46(d)

Table of Contents

    Part 1: Jesus—Then and Now

  1. The End of a Beautiful Dream
  2. The Lowest Point of History
  3. The Two-Edged Story
  4. Message from the Mountain
  5. The Centre of the Cosmos
  6. Back to the Garden
  7. God with a Human Face
  8. Part 2: Reading the Gospels with Both Eyes Open

  9. Getting to Grips with the Gospels
  10. The Jewish World of the Gospels
  11. The Gospels: How, When and Why?
  12. Further Reading
    Index

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