1st Edition

An Analysis of N.T. Wright's The New Testament and the People of God

ISBN 9781912453665
Published May 10, 2018 by Macat Library
96 Pages

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Book Description

Wright’s The New Testament and the People of God is the first volume of his acclaimed series ‘Christian Origins and the Question of God’ comprehensively addressing the historical and theological questions surrounding the origins of Christianity. The text outlines Wright's hermeneutical theory and discusses the history of the Jews stressing the close connection with Judaism and developing this to examine the treatment of early Christians. Wright’s work has played a significant role in challenging prevailing assumptions relating to the religious thought of first-century Jews. On a more technical level, Wright provides a reappraisal of literary and historical readings of the New Testament.

Table of Contents

Ways in to the Text 

Who was Nicholas Wright? 

What does The New Testament and the People of God Say? 

Why does The New Testament and the People of God Matter? 

Section 1: Influences  

Module 1: The Author and the Historical Context 

Module 2: Academic Context 

Module 3: The Problem 

Module 4: The Author's Contribution 

Section 2: Ideas 

Module 5: Main Ideas 

Module 6: Secondary Ideas  

Module 7: Achievement  

Module 8: Place in the Author's Work 

Section 3: Impact 

Module 9: The First Responses  

Module 10: The Evolving Debate  

Module 11: Impact and Influence Today 

Module 12: Where Next? 

Glossary of Terms  

People Mentioned in the Text 

Works Cited

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A native of Denver, Colorado, Benjamin Laird currently serves as Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. His PhD research from University of Aberdeen examined the collection, publication, and early circulation of the Apostle Paul’s writings in early Christianity.