The Meal Jesus Gave Us

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In this introductory volume, perfect for Protestant new member and confirmation classes, acclaimed theologian and writer Tom Wright explains in clear and vivid style the background of the Last Supper, the ways in which Christians have interpreted this event over the centuries, and what it all means for us today.

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Overview

In this introductory volume, perfect for Protestant new member and confirmation classes, acclaimed theologian and writer Tom Wright explains in clear and vivid style the background of the Last Supper, the ways in which Christians have interpreted this event over the centuries, and what it all means for us today.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664226343
  • Publisher: Presbyterian Pub Corp
  • Publication date: 6/28/2010
  • Edition description: 1ST US
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 446,159
  • Product dimensions: 4.50 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Tom Wright

N. T. Wright is the Bishop of Durham in the Church of England. He is a prolific author and noted New Testament scholar, and was named by Christianity Today in 1999 as one of the world's top five theologians. He has written over thirty books, both at the scholarly level and for a popular audience.
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Table of Contents

Foreword vii
Part 1 How it all began
1 The birthday party 3
2 The freedom party 9
3 The Last Supper (or was it the first?) 15
4 New meal, new family 19
5 New meal, new story 23
6 New meal, new life 27
Part 2 The thank-you party
7 Putting the story together today 33
8 The party and the parties 39
9 Living in God's time 45
10 Jesus' death then and now 49
11 A taste of what's to come 55
12 The presence of Jesus 59
13 The greatest drama ever staged 65
14 The greatest drama ever staged (part 2) 69
15 Table manners and table matters 75
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