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The Challenge of Jesus

Rediscovering Who Jesus Was and Is

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This edition published in by InterVarsity Press in Downers Grove, Ill..

Written in English

202 pages

Today a renewed and vigorous scholarly quest for the historical Jesus is underway. In the midst of well publicized and controversial books on Jesus, N. T. Wright's lectures and writings have been widely recognized for providing a fresh, provocative and historically credible portrait. Out of his own commitment to both historical scholarship and Christian ministry, Wright challenges us to roll up our sleeves and take seriously the study of the historical Jesus. He writes, "Many Christians have been, frankly, sloppy in their thinking and talking about Jesus, and hence, sadly, in their praying and in their practice of discipleship. We cannot assume that by saying the word Jesus, still less the word Christ, we are automatically in touch with the real Jesus who walked and talked in first-century Palestine. . . . Only by hard, historical work can we move toward a fuller comprehension of what the Gospels themselves were trying to say." The Challenge of Jesus poses a double-edged challenge: to grow in our understanding of the historical Jesus within the Palestinian world of the first century, and to follow Jesus more faithfully into the postmodern world of the twenty-first century. - Publisher.

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October 1999, InterVarsity Press
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Rediscovering Who Jesus Was and Is

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Today a renewed and vigorous scholarly quest for the historical Jesus is underway. In the midst of well publicized and controversial books on Jesus, N. T. Wright's lectures and writings have been widely recognized for providing a fresh, provocative and historically credible portrait. Out of his own commitment to both historical scholarship and Christian ministry, Wright challenges us to roll up our sleeves and take seriously the study of the historical Jesus. He writes, "Many Christians have been, frankly, sloppy in their thinking and talking about Jesus, and hence, sadly, in their praying and in their practice of discipleship. We cannot assume that by saying the word Jesus, still less the word Christ, we are automatically in touch with the real Jesus who walked and talked in first-century Palestine. . . . Only by hard, historical work can we move toward a fuller comprehension of what the Gospels themselves were trying to say." The Challenge of Jesus poses a double-edged challenge: to grow in our understanding of the historical Jesus within the Palestinian world of the first century, and to follow Jesus more faithfully into the postmodern world of the twenty-first century. - Publisher.

The Challenge of Jesus

Rediscovering Who Jesus Was and Is

This edition published in by InterVarsity Press in Downers Grove, Ill..


Table of Contents

The challenge of studying Jesus
The challenge of the kingdom
The challenge of the symbols
The crucified Messiah
Jesus and God
The challenge of Easter
Walking to Emmaus in a postmodern world
The light of the world

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Number of pages
202
Dimensions
8.6 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches
Weight
13.6 ounces

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OL8184996M
ISBN 10
0830822003
ISBN 13
9780830822003
Library Thing
1234982
Goodreads
889083

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