Crown and the Fire: Meditations on the Cross and the Life of the Spirit

Crown and the Fire: Meditations on the Cross and the Life of the Spirit

by N. T. Wright


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This popular book by N. T. Wright offers thirteen powerful meditations and sermons that challenge readers to assess anew the meaning of Jesus' death and resurrection and the life of the Spirit in Jesus' followers today.

In Part One, -The Crown of Thorns, - Wright considers not the customary seven last words that Jesus spoke from the cross but, rather, seven words that various people spoke to Jesus on the cross -- people like Mary and the Roman centurion, who witnessed the crucifixion, and Pontius Pilate, who helped to instigate it. Part Two, -The Fire of Love, - contains five sermons and one biblical exposition on such themes as the new creation, the call of God, and the nature of Christ's presence in the Eucharist.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802871794
Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date: 09/01/2014
Edition description: New
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

N. T. Wright, one of the most highly respected biblical scholars in the world today, is research professor emeritus of New Testament and early Christianity at the University of St. Andrews and senior research fellow at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. He is the author of over eighty books, including Simply Christian, Surprised by Hope, Paul and the Faithfulness of God, and The New Testament in Its World.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Part 1 The Crown of Thorns

1 'If you are the son of God…' 3

2 'Son, we have sought you sorrowing'. 9

3 'This man has done nothing wrong.' 18

4 'What I have written, I have written.' 25

5 'The King of the Jews' 33

6 'This man is calling Elijah.' 43

7 'Truly, this man was the Son of God.' 49

Part 2 The Fire of Love

8 The New Creation 61

9 The Call of God 73

10 The World, the Church, and the Groaning of the Spirit 83

11 Eucharist and the Presence of Christ 98

12 The Fire, the Rose, and the Wounded Surgeon 110

13 That the World May Be Heald 122

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