Jesus and the Victory of God

Jesus and the Victory of God

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by N. T. Wright
     
 

In this highly anticipated volume, N. T. Wright focuses directly on the historical Jesus: Who was he? What did he say? And what did he mean by it?

Wright begins by showing how the questions posed by Albert Schweitzer a century ago remain central today. Then he sketches a profile of Jesus in terms of his prophetic praxis, his subversive stories, the symbols by

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In this highly anticipated volume, N. T. Wright focuses directly on the historical Jesus: Who was he? What did he say? And what did he mean by it?

Wright begins by showing how the questions posed by Albert Schweitzer a century ago remain central today. Then he sketches a profile of Jesus in terms of his prophetic praxis, his subversive stories, the symbols by which he reordered his world, and the answers he gave to the key questions that any world view must address. The examination of Jesus' aims and beliefs, argued on the basis of Jesus' actions and their accompanying riddles, is sure to stimulate heated response. Wright offers a provocative portrait of Jesus as Israel's Messiah who would share and bear the fate of the nation and would embody the long-promised return of Israel's God to Zion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800626822
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/1994
Series:
Christian Origins and the Question of God Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
770
Sales rank:
285,628
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.56(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
1Jesus Then and Now3
2Heavy Traffic on Wredebahn: The 'New Quest' Renewed?28
3Back to the Future: The 'Third Quest'83
4Prodigals and Paradigms125
5The Praxis of a Prophet147
6Stories of the Kingdom (1): Announcement198
7Stories of the Kingdom (2): Invitation, Welcome, Challenge and Summons244
8Stories of the Kingdom (3): Judgment and Vindication320
9Symbol and Controversy383
10The Questions of the Kingdom443
11Jesus and Israel: The Meaning of Messiahship477
12The Reasons for Jesus' Crucifixion540
13The Return of the King612
14Results655
AppendixKingdom of God in Early Christian Literature663
Bibliography671
Indexes703

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