The Scriptures, the Cross and the Power of God: Reflections for Holy Week

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This collection of nine meditations from renowned biblical scholar and Anglican Bishop Tom Wright carries Holy Week from its solemn beginnings to the dramatic conclusion on Good Friday and Easter. "I hope that these addresses," Wright says in his preface, ". . . will contribute both to the enriched understanding, and also to the empowered living out, of the vital and inexhaustible events at the heart of Christian faith." The writings for Palm Sunday through Maundy Thursday morning, as well as the Easter Vigil, ...

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Overview

This collection of nine meditations from renowned biblical scholar and Anglican Bishop Tom Wright carries Holy Week from its solemn beginnings to the dramatic conclusion on Good Friday and Easter. "I hope that these addresses," Wright says in his preface, ". . . will contribute both to the enriched understanding, and also to the empowered living out, of the vital and inexhaustible events at the heart of Christian faith." The writings for Palm Sunday through Maundy Thursday morning, as well as the Easter Vigil, focus on texts from the Gospel of Matthew; Maundy Thursday evening, Good Friday, and Easter morning focus on texts from the Gospel of John.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664230517
  • Publisher: Presbyterian Pub Corp
  • Publication date: 1/28/2006
  • Pages: 84
  • Product dimensions: 4.60 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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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

1 Palm Sunday mattins : the son and the stone (Matthew 21.33-46) 2
2 Monday of holy week : the king and the guests (Matthew 22.1-14) 12
3 Tuesday of holy week : the tribute and the resurrection (Matthew 22.15-33) 22
4 Wednesday of holy week : the law and the Lord (Matthew 22.34-46) 32
5 Maundy Thursday morning : humbled and exalted (Matthew 23.1-12) 42
6 Maundy Thursday evening : betrayal and glory (John 13.21-32) 52
7 Good Friday : behold the man! : behold your king! (John 19.1-16a) 58
8 Easter vigil : come and see! : go and tell! (Matthew 28.1-10) 68
9 Easter morning : new temple, new creation (John 20.1-10) 76
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