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

1st Edition

By Benjamin Laird

Macat Library

96 pages

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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

About the Author

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.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LIT000000
LITERARY CRITICISM / General
REL102000
RELIGION / Theology