Paul for Everyone: 1 Corinthians (New Testament for Everyone) Paperback – 21 Mar 2003
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Tom Wright is Research Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St Andrews. He is a regular broadcaster on radio and television. Tom Wright is the author of over forty books, including the other For Everyone guides to the New Testament, the best-selling Simply Christian, Surprised by Hope, and Virtue Reborn; and the magisterial series entitled Christian Origins and the Question of God.
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Tom Wright is really clear and easy to follow - no technical theological language which can be off-putting for the lay reader. He is a good writer!
It does though reflect and draw on his expertise. As Wright puts it in his introduction: "Of course, it matters that some people give time and care to the historical evidence, the meaning of the original words (the early Christians wrote in Greek) and the exact and particular force of what different writers were saying about God, Jesus, the world and themselves. This series is based quite closely on that sort of work. But the point of it all is that the message can get out to everyone, especially to people who wouldn't normally read a book with footnotes and Greek words in it. That's the sort of person for whom these books are written."
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Tom Wright's writing is very clear and is full of contemporary examples and explanations. He destroys the argument that Paul is a woman-hater just by looking at the context in which Paul operated. His detailed examination of 1 Corinthians demonstrates how closely scripture has to be studied to be understood - the reader benefits from his years of scholarship.
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This is the first Tom wright book that I have read. I found it easy to read but challenging at the same time. I will certainly read more of his commentaries.Published 14 months ago by David Logan
Written in a very easy to follow-Tom Wright explains clearly Paul's letters filling the background in an interesting way. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Fellwalker