N. T. Wright, a former Anglican bishop and a prolific writer about Jesus, Paul, and the New Testament, receives an up-close analysis in this compilation of essays originally presented at the 2010 Wheaton Theology Conference on his works. The book begins with an incisive introduction that compares and contrasts Wright's theology and writings with those of one of the first seekers of the historical Jesus, Albert Schweitzer. The book is then divided into two sections, "Jesus and the People of God" and "Paul and the People of God." In each section, essayists discuss various points Wright makes (or doesn't make) in his own writings, e.g., the absence of John's gospel in Wright's Jesus and the Victory of God. Wright then has a chance to respond to the critiques individually and in longer overviews of his own work. Does this get wonkish at times? A little. But Wright, whose writings on religious history and theology cover such a broad spectrum, is a prime choice for this type of coverage. For larger religion collections. --Ilene Cooper
About the Author
N. T. Wright is Research Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St Andrews. He is the author of over forty books, including Simply Christian, Surprised by Hope, Virtue Reborn and Jesus and the Victory of God. Nicholas Perrin is Associate Professor of New Testament at Wheaton College Graduate School, Illinois. He is the author of The Gospel of Thomas, and Jesus the Temple. Richard B. Hays is Professor of New Testament at Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina. He is internationally recognised for his work on the letters of Paul and on New Testament ethics.
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