The New Testament and the People of God

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Fortress Press, Jan 1, 1992 - 535 pages
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Provides a historical, theological and literary study of first-century Judaism and Christianity, offering a preliminary discussion of the meaning of the word god within those cultures and explores the ways in which developing an understanding of those first-century cultures are of relevance for the modern world. Original.
 

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A quite extensive portrait that introduces the theological background of early Christianity. Wright's approach to the New Testament is very helpful, even if sometimes scattered. There are many useful ... Read full review

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A review and critique of previous critical work on the New Testament, with special emphasis upon the NT in it's first century Judaic context. He focuses upon the "worldviews" of Judaism and ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction I
3
Problems and Varieties
31
Literature Story and the Articulation of Worldviews
47
A Index of Ancient Sources 511
50
History and the First Century
81
Theology Authority and the New Testament
121
The Setting and the Story
147
The Developing Diversity
167
A Preliminary Sketch
444
The New Testament and the Question of God
467
Chronological Chart of SecondTemple Jewish History
477
B Secondary Sources
485
Indexes
511
Apocrypha
514
Pseudepigrapha
515
Qiunran 5 jf 5 Josephus
517

Elements of Israels Worldview
215
The Beliefs of Israel
244
The Hope of Israel
280
The Quest for the Kerygmatic Church
341
Inside Early Christian Worldviews
359
Stories in Early Christianity 1
371
Stories in Early Christianity 2
418

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About the author (1992)

N. T. Wright is the former bishop of Durham in the Church of England and one of the world's leading Bible scholars. He is now serving as the Chair of New Testament and Early Christianity at the School of Divinity at the University of St. Andrews. For twenty years he taught New Testament studies at Cambridge, McGill, and Oxford Universities, and he has been featured on ABC News, Dateline, The Colbert Report, and Fresh Air. Wright is the award-winning author of Surprised by Scripture, The Case for the Psalms, How God Became King, Simply Jesus, After You Believe, Surprised by Hope, Simply Christian, Scripture and the Authority of God, The Meaning of Jesus (coauthored with Marcus Borg), as well as being the translator for The Kingdom New Testament.