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Jesus Victory of God V2: Christian Origins And The Question Of God

Jesus Victory of God V2: Christian Origins And The Question Of God

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Jesus Victory of God V2: Christian Origins And The Question Of God

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606 pagine
Pubblicato:
Feb 7, 1997
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9781451414974
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In this highly anticipated volume, N. T. Wright focuses directly on the historical Jesus: Who was he? What did he say? And what did he mean by it?

Wright begins by showing how the questions posed by Albert Schweitzer a century ago remain central today. Then he sketches a profile of Jesus in terms of his prophetic praxis, h

Pubblicato:
Feb 7, 1997
ISBN:
9781451414974
Formato:
Libro

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N. T. Wright, one of the world’s leading Bible scholars, is the chair of New Testament and Early Christianity at the School of Divinity at the University of St. Andrews, an Anglican bishop, and bestselling author. Featured on ABC News, The Colbert Report, Dateline, and Fresh Air, Wright is the award-winning author of Simply Good News, Simply Jesus, Simply Christian, Surprised by Hope, How God Became King, Scripture and the Authority of God, Surprised by Scripture, and The Case for the Psalms, as well as the recent translation of the New Testament The Kingdom New Testament and the much heralded series Christian Origins and the Question of God.

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  • (5/5)

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    Excellent book, although as may be expected from N.T. Wright this is not a book for the faint of heart. It is well worth the effort though. Wright deals with difficult questions and gives answers using a consistent and I believe sound methodology. Overall, I think this book is well worth reading and is a valuable resource for understanding more about Jesus' mission here on Earth.

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  • (5/5)
    Overall the most realistic portrayal of Jesus of Nazareth as the Christ displayed in the Gospels yet recognizable as a Second Temple Galilean Jewish male. Wright begins by laying out the territory, the history of interpretation of Jesus as it has played out over the past two hundred or so years, locates his own work in that history (as part of the third quest), and begins his critique of the major positions.He then explores Jesus' ministry and death in detail and sees how it can be made comprehensible in a Second Temple Jewish context (similarity) yet at the same time represent something new (dissimilarity). He explores themes of the parables, the ethical instruction, the Kingdom, the sign-acts, and whether and how Jesus expected to die. He helpfully refocuses the apocalyptic of the Gospels away from end of the world expectations and locates it in terms of YHWH bringing forth judgment on His people, and sees His own vocation as the means by which YHWH would bring His reign to earth. One might quibble with a narrow contextual focus, presuming that there would be no further message to generations beyond, and disagree in terms of various details or points of identification, but the overall trend and thrust is hard to dismiss.Thorough, always engaging with fellow scholars over the generations, witty, sharp-tongued at times, but absolutely worth the exploration. Highly recommended.
  • (5/5)
    Outstanding book - first he deals with the history of 'the quest for the historical Jesus' and then he examines the key texts in the NT as interpreted along the lines he proposes. Essentially, he follows along the lines of E P Sanders in putting the emphasis on the kingdom as a hope of a renewed Israel - realised eschatology but without the other-worldly emphasis of Sweitzer. He interprets some familiar texts as apocalyptic in style and suggests that the message was radical and subversive. Much food for thought here.
  • (5/5)
    An excellent study of the historical Jesus. Wright argues, conclusively in my opinion, for the viability of the New Testament Jesus as a credible historical figure. A very readable, if extensively footnoted book. Wright's major thesis is that the Jesus of the NT and the Jesus of history are one and the same person, fully human, as a first centruy apocalyptic prophet, and Messiah, and fully God as the only one who can do and be for Israel what only Yahweh can do and be for Israel. Truly a great read!
  • (4/5)
    Wright cuts through a lot of the nonsense in current Jesus studies, with a hardnoses approach that takes the text seriously, but which engages well with modern scholarship. My only complaint is that he raises an excellent question (We know why Jesus died--Why did Jesus live?) but I think he punts when it comes to an answer. But given the depth of material he offers, this is a small criticism.
  • (5/5)
    One of the greatest books on Jesus I have ever read... A Critical Realist (and New Perspectivist) approach to the Quest for the Historical Jesus. A historical analysis of first century Judaism(s) and how Jesus fit inside of and subverted it(them). Wright takes on 100 years of Jesus scholarship, outlines the flaws and successes, and stands upon the shoulders of giants to bring us to new heights in understanding the life (but also the death) of Jesus. Although a technical and scholastic book that may overwhelm the uninitiated, Wright invests his writing with creativity, wit, and an erudite mastery of the texts and their relationship that leaves you begging for more.
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    I should say this up front: the idea that I’m going to be able to intelligently “review” Wright’s massive Jesus and the Victory of God in a 250-word blog post is ridiculous at best, and insane at worst. But I’m posting individual reviews for each book I finish this year, so here goes.I first became familiar with N. T. Wright through some of his shorter books: What Saint Paul Really Said, Simply Christian, and, of course, Surprised by Hope. Somewhere along the way I found out that he has written a three-volume set specifically about Jesus, and so I requested one of the volumes for Christmas back a year ago. (Why I requested Volume Two of a three volume set is beyond me… but I did.)Sure, there have been a million books written about Jesus. So why does Wright’s stand out? Wright takes the angle of exploring what I’ll call the “historical” Jesus. What was Jesus, the man, thinking? What were his goals? How did the things he said fit into the theological and political scene of first-century Palestine? Wright answers these questions brilliantly, with clarity and insight.As just a small example, Wright at one point asks this question: Did Jesus know that he was the Son of God? Certainly we affirm that Jesus was fully man and fully God, but how did Jesus the man know that he was God? Wright gives by way of answer this analogy: Jesus knew he was the Son of God in the same way a musician knows they are a musician. They have the skills and abilities of a musician, and something deep within them says ‘I simply must make this music’. As such, a person knows they are a musician. Similarly, Jesus knew he had the skills and abilities of the Messiah, and had the internal calling. It may not be a perfect analogy, but it certainly provides opportunity to stop and think.Jesus and the Victory of God deals with Jesus’ life and teaching, leading right up to his death. Wright then devotes the entire third volume in his series to the Resurrection. (I got that book for Christmas this year.) Jesus and the Victory of God isn’t a simple read - it’s more like a college-level scholarly text. But if you’re willing to make the effort to dig through it, it will reward you with insight into the life and purposes of Jesus.

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