on 2 January 2015
This is the fourth of Prof.Wrights exegesies on the New Tastament, and having read the others,this is certainly the best.He sets out to explain how Paul saw and understood the Jewish concept on Monotheoism, Election and eschatology in very clear terms.Interestingly,he is in parallel with Pope Benedice,(Joseph Ratzinger) and both have the same concept of the One God,pressenting Himself in the final form of the Man Jesus. From this he then explains how Christianity evolved from the Early church(in Greek "The Called Out Ones") to develope throughout the Roman Empire. The four Volumes neen to be read with care, and expect to take about a year to cover it all, but in the end it is very woth while.
on 28 February 2014
Tom Wright has kept my faith alive on more than one occasion. I've only just read the first few chapters so far, but it's masterly stuff. Starting with Philemon is genius, because it does ask all the questions about theology and history and worldview that +Tom raises so well.
The same focus on the wider purposes of God appear here - the Reformation-driven quest for a personal saviour is again contextualised into a cosmic scope for the work of Christ. I am so enjoying reading this stuff.
God bless the Rt Rev'd NT Wright with every spiritual blessing in Christ. Amen and Amen