The Challenge of Jesus: Rediscovering Who Jesus Was & Is

The Challenge of Jesus: Rediscovering Who Jesus Was & Is

by N. T. Wright
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0830822003

ISBN-13: 9780830822003

Pub. Date: 10/14/1999

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

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. Read his thoughts in this original edition, or get the most recent edition for even

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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. Read his thoughts in this original edition, or get the most recent edition for even more insight with an all-new introduction by the author.

Out of his own commitment to both historical scholarship and Christian ministry, Wright challenges us to roll up our sleeves and take seriously the study of the historical Jesus. He writes, "Many Christians have been, frankly, sloppy in their thinking and talking about Jesus, and hence, sadly, in their praying and in their practice of discipleship. We cannot assume that by saying the word Jesus, still less the word Christ, we are automatically in touch with the real Jesus who walked and talked in first-century Palestine. . . . Only by hard, historical work can we move toward a fuller comprehension of what the Gospels themselves were trying to say."

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780830822003
Publisher:
InterVarsity Press
Publication date:
10/14/1999
Pages:
202
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1. The Challenge of Studying Jesus
2. The Challenge of the Kingdom
3. The Challenge of the Symbols
4. The Crucified Messiah
5. Jesus & God
6. The Challenge of Easter
7. Walking to Emmaus in a Postmodern World
8. The Light of the World
Notes

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