Wednesday, October 26, 2011

N.T. Wright

Tom (N.T.) Wright is the former Bishop of Durham of the Anglican Church and a leading British New Testament scholar. Ordinarily he is known as "Tom Wright", although his academic work has always been published under the name "NT Wright" (Nicholas Thomas). He is generally perceived as coming from a moderately evangelical perspective. He is associated with the so-called Third Quest for the Historical Jesus, and the New Perspective on Paul (a complex movement with many unique positions, originating from the probing works of James Dunn and E. P. Sanders). He argues that the current understanding of Jesus must be connected with what is known to be true about him from the historical perspective of first century Judaism and Christianity.

Wright has written over 30 books and has introduced a New Book Simply Jesus: a Thought-Provoking and Entertaining Perspective on Who Jesus Was.

In the tradition of C. S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity for believers confronting the challenge of connecting with their faith today, SIMPLY JESUS: A New Vision of Who He Was, What He Did, and Why He Matters offers a provocative new picture of how to understand who Jesus was and how we should relate to him today. → Read More about the New Book

Earlier, he completed three books in a projected six-volume scholarly series Christian Origins and the Question of God. These are:

1. The New Testament and the People of God,
2. Jesus and the Victory of God and,
3. The Resurrection of the Son of God.

He has also written books on a popular level, including The Challenge of Jesus and the projected twelve volume For Everyone Bible commentary series in a similar vein to William Barclay's Daily Study Bible series.


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