The Challenge Of Jesus (Paperback)

    The Challenge Of Jesus (Paperback)

    N T Wright
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    Is there really anything new to say about Jesus?  And if so, could it possibly be true to scripture and the Christian faith?

    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 of Jesus.

    Out of his own commitment to both 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, now with a new introduction by the author that brings the discussion up to date, posses a double-edged challenge. First is to grow in our understanding of the historical Jesus within the Palestinian world of the first century. Second is to follow Jesus more faithfully into the world of the twenty-first century.

    About the Author

    N.T. Wright, formerly bishop of Durham in England, is professor of New Testament and early Christianity at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. He also taught New Testament studies for twenty years at Cambridge, McGill and Oxford Universities. He has written over thirty books, including Simply Christian, Surprised by Hope, Justification and Evil and the Justice of God. His magisterial work, Jesus and the Victory of God, is widely regarded as one of the most significant contributions to contemporary New Testament studies.