This highly anticipated two-book fourth volume in N. T. Wright’s magisterial series, Christian Origins and the Question of God, is destined to become the standard reference point on the subject for all serious students of the Bible and theology. The mature summation of a lifetime’s study, this landmark book pays a rich tribute to the breadth and depth of the apostle’s vision and offers an unparalleled wealth of detailed insights into his life, times, and enduring impact.<p>Wright carefully explores the whole context of Paul’s thought and activity—Jewish, Greek and Roman, cultural, philosophical, religious, and imperial—and shows how the apostle’s worldview and theology enabled him to engage with the many-sided complexities of first-century life that his churches were facing. Wright also provides close and illuminating readings of the letters and other primary sources, along with critical insights into the major twists and turns of exegetical and theological debate in the vast secondary literature. The result is a rounded and profoundly compelling account of the man who became the world’s first, and greatest, Christian theologian.
The letters of the Apostle Paul changed the world like no others before or since, and they continue to strike us afresh with their panoramic vision of human history and destiny.
Preeminent New Testament scholar and churchman N. T. Wright here offers a fresh perspective on the Apostle Paul’s content and convictions. Wright ranks Paul as “one of the most powerful and seminal minds of the first or any century,” endlessly engaging and perennially elusive. Yet, with recent research, Wright argues, we can now sketch with confidence a new and more nuanced picture of the Apostle and the radical way in which his encounter with Jesus redefined his life, his whole thought-world, his mission, and his expectations for a world made new in Christ. The result: a masterful, engaging, and enlightening portrait that situates Paul in his time and for our own.
Widely regarded as the modern C. S. Lewis, N. T. Wright, one of the world’s most trusted and popular Bible scholars and the bestselling author of Simply Christian and Surprised by Hope, presents a manifesto urging Christians to live and pray the Bible’s Psalms in The Case for the Psalms.
Wright seeks to reclaim the power of the Psalms, which were once at the core of prayer life. He argues that, by praying and living the Psalms, we enter into a worldview, a way of communing with God and knowing him more intimately, and receive a map by which we understand the contours and direction of our lives. For this reason, all Christians need to read, pray, sing, and live the Psalms. By providing the historical, literary, and spiritual contexts for reading these hymns from ancient Israel’s songbook, The Case for the Psalms provides the tools for incorporating these divine poems into our sacred practices and into our spirituality itself.
At the 2010 Wheaton Theology Conference, leading New Testament scholar N. T. Wright and nine other prominent biblical scholars and theologians gathered to consider Wright’s prolific body of work. Compiled from their presentations, this volume includes Tom Wright’s two main addresses, one on the state of scholarship regarding Jesus and the other on the state of scholarship regarding the apostle Paul. The other nine essays critically interact with these two major themes of Wright’s works.
Much appreciation is shown, overviews are given, perspective is provided and some pointed questions are also raised. Together these essays represent the best of critical yet charitable dialogue among serious and rigorous scholars on theological themes vital to Christian faith that will propel New Testament scholarship for the next decade to come.
With essays by
- Jeremy Begbie
- Markus Bockmuehl
- Richard B. Hays
- Edith M. Humphrey
- Sylvia Keesmaat and Brian Walsh
- Nicholas Perrin
- Marianne Meye Thompson
- Kevin J. Vanhoozer
Publisher: Intervarsity Press
Price: $2.99 (May 9-10)
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. Now this paperback edition of Wright’s classic work contains the same original content plus 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.
In this grab bag we have 39 e-books on Christian living from HarperCollins Christian Publishing. The prices and sale dates that the publisher has provided are under each ebook cover.
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Kregel: The Peaceful Wife by April Cassidy vs. To Love, Honor, and Vacuum by Sheila Wray Gregoire
Crossway: Biblical Theology: How the Church Faithfully Teaches the Gospel by Nick Roark and Robert Cline vs. Biblical Theology in the Life of the Church: A Guide for Ministry by Michael Lawrence
New Leaf: Don’t Miss the Boat by Paul Taylor vs. Inside Noah’s Ark: Why it Worked by Laura Welch
Intervarsity Press: Small Faith-Great God by N. T. Wright vs. The Challenge of Jesus: Rediscovering Who Jesus Was and Is by N. T. Wright
Christian Focus: A Christian’s Pocket Guide to Good Works and Rewards: In this Life and the Next by Mark Jones vs. A Christian’s Pocket Guide to Mary: Mother of God? by Leonardo De Chirico
Reformation Heritage: To Win Our Neighbors for Christ: The Missiology of the Three Forms of Unity by Wes Bredenhof vs. Theodorus Frelinghuysen’s Evangelism: Catalyst to the First Great Awakening by Scott Maze