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Paul and the Faithfulness of God: Christian Origins and the Question of God, Vol 4
 
 

Paul and the Faithfulness of God: Christian Origins and the Question of God, Vol 4 [Kindle Edition]

N. T. Wright
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''N.T. Wright's long-awaited full-length study of St Paul will not in any way disappoint the high expectations that surround it. From the very first sentence, it holds the attention, arguing a strong, persuasive, coherent and fresh case, supported by immense scholarship and comprehensive theological intelligence.'' --Rowan Williams, Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge

''Breath-taking, mind-expanding, ground-breaking and more - it is easy to run out of adjectives to describe what N.T. Wright has already accomplished in his multi-volume account of New Testament history and theology. This fourth volume in the series is likewise a game-changer, above all for its adventurous presentation of Paul's 'mindset' and theology, so thoroughly contextualized at the confluence of the apostle's Jewish, Roman and Greek worlds. This is Wright at his best - part historian, part exegete, part theologian, part pedagogue.'' --Joel B. Green, Professor of New Testament Interpretation, Fuller Theological Seminary, California

''Written with elegance and humour, full of detailed exegesis and engaging with a wide range of contemporary scholarship, this major achievement will be a landmark in the field of Pauline studies for many years to come.'' --David G. Horrell, Professor of New Testament Studies, University of Exeter

''Breath-taking, mind-expanding, ground-breaking and more - it is easy to run out of adjectives to describe what N.T. Wright has already accomplished in his multi-volume account of New Testament history and theology. This fourth volume in the series is likewise a game-changer, above all for its adventurous presentation of Paul's 'mindset' and theology, so thoroughly contextualized at the confluence of the apostle's Jewish, Roman and Greek worlds. This is Wright at his best - part historian, part exegete, part theologian, part pedagogue.'' --Joel B. Green, Professor of New Testament Interpretation, Fuller Theological Seminary, California

''Written with elegance and humour, full of detailed exegesis and engaging with a wide range of contemporary scholarship, this major achievement will be a landmark in the field of Pauline studies for many years to come.'' --David G. Horrell, Professor of New Testament Studies, University of Exeter

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‘Tom Wright’s long-awaited full-length study of St Paul will not in any way disappoint the high expectations that surround it. From the very first sentence, it holds the attention, arguing a strong, persuasive, coherent and fresh case, supported by immense scholarship and comprehensive theological intelligence. It is a worthy successor to his earlier magisterial studies of the themes of the Kingdom and the Resurrection: lively, passionate and deeply constructive, laying out very plainly the ways in which the faith of the New Testament is focused on God’s purpose to re-create, through the fact of Jesus crucified and risen, our entire understanding of authority and social identity.’ Rowan Williams, Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge

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  • Publisher: SPCK (17 Oct 2013)
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  • Language: English
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By Maf
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Stunningly comprehensive
Brilliant analogies and illustrations
Amazing insights
A mind and spirit opening and expanding experience
Certainly worth the effort to read the whole two volumes
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4.0 out of 5 stars Long, but worth the effort 14 Dec 2013
By Maxelon
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I have to agree with some of the other reviewers that this book feels too long, and would have benefited from some more radical pruning. That said, pruning a book this size would, I would have thought, take some time, and given the choice between what we have, and what we perhaps could have had in a years time, I would still go with what we have. Warts and all, it is certainly good enough.

I liked the overall structure of the book, and it is mercifully well written. Perhaps too `chatty' in places, but that is a very minor quibble.

The broad sweep of his argument I found utterly compellingly. I didn't hear any new themes from his other writings, but this book did bring them together for me in a way they had not been before.

Some of his more detailed exegesis I struggled with. I kept wondering if someone in the first century would really have seen things that way. It just felt a little too convoluted at times. That said, NT Wright is fighting a lot of preconceived notions about what words and passages mean, so I was never sure whether the difficulty is with my preconceptions, or NT Wright's impositions.

Overall, this is a good book, with lots of insights - big and small. It feels like a major step forward, but I doubt if it will be the last word on the subject. I could probably do with a simpler version (by his alter ego Tom Wright), but I managed well enough and I certainly plan to read this again - although probably not for another year or so, to allow me to recover from this reading!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vast and Important 20 Jan 2014
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This is the book in the series we have been waiting for and Wright does not disappoint. Of course, people will disagree with some points. Of course, those who have nailed their colours to the traditional understanding of 'justification by faith' will be up in arms. Yet this book cannot be ignored.

Wright always wears his learning lightly. There are some dense patches where a second or third reading will be required. In the main, however, the points come across clearly.

Just the sheer scale of the approach, the breadth of references and the realisation that this is the result of a life's work, should leave the reader taking what he say seriously.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 12 April 2014
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A very thorough and helpful guide to the thinking of Paul. It requires time to digest all that is in this guide but worth it.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Kindle quibbles 6 Jan 2014
By Debbi
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This is an excellent book and having it in Kindle form is so much lighter on the pocket in so many ways. The diagrams just about work and being able to highlight the text is wonderful. But one problem is that the publisher has not added page numbers to correspond with the print version. This is a major oversight for an academic book such as this, It makes quoting from the Kindle version pretty much impossible. Any chance that a new version of the file could be generated with the page numbers added?
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