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How God Became King: The Forgotten Story of the Gospels

N. T. Wright
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Since ancient times, the church has sought to distance itself from its Jewish roots and has developed teachings on the Bible and about Jesus that a... Read More
Since ancient times, the church has sought to distance itself from its Jewish roots and has developed teachings on the Bible and about Jesus that actually serve as a barrier for reading the New Testament for what it is: the story of the coronation of God through Jesus at the fulfillment of Jewish history and as the climax of all human history. Award-winning New Testament scholar and Anglican bishop, N.T. Wright peels back the barriers to reveal the lost story they tell. He begins by asking why each gospel starts by connecting back to the Old Testament in a dramatic way, repeatedly making the point that Jesus was the Messiah, God’s chosen one, who is continuing a story that began in Eden. Not only does Wright reveal a new way of looking at what the writers of the New Testament were attempting to reveal, he also lays the groundwork for how this new perspective can transform how we see our role and duties in the world today. Whereas the old framework caused the church to be preoccupied with our future fate (i.e., who’s going to be in heaven and who will be left out), this new paradigm sees our current life as under the reign of an active and caring God who wants his kingdom made incarnate in this world by the church. The forgotten story shows us that we should read our charge as: “Are you cooperating with God’s kingdom here and now?” This book will revolutionize how we read the Gospels and how the church understands its role in the world. Read Less

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  • Contributor(s)N. T. Wright
  • About the Contributor(s) N. T. Wright is the Chair of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland....

    N. T. Wright is the Chair of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. He is the award-winning author of many books, including After You Believe, Surprised by Hope, Simply Christian, The Challenge of Jesus, and The Meaning of Jesus (coauthored with Marcus Borg), as well as the series Christian Origins and the Question of God.

     

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  • ISBN-139780061730573
  • Publish Date03/13/2012
  • PublisherHarperOne
  • Format Hardcover
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Weight (lbs)1.12 lb
  • Case Weight (lbs)35.84 lb
  • Dimensions 9.29(h) x 6.3(w) x 1.0(d) inches
  • Pages256
  • Price $18.19

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