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The Challenge of Jesus by N.T. Wright
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Oct 10, 09

it was amazing
bookshelves: christianity, read-2009, nonfiction
Read in October, 2009

This book was my first exposure to N. T. Wright, and I left it with nothing but respect for him as a scholar. Wright writes for a conservative audience, assuring them that Christians ought not to be afraid of applying biblical ibscholarship to their understanding of the scriptures. He warns them not to assume that all there is to know about Jesus is already known. Wright then proceeds for the rest of the book to take a second look at the world of the Jews, to understand what these first century Jews expected from their Messiah, and to think about how they would have interpreted the cross and the resurrection. Wright concludes with a renewed look at Christ's calling for Christians in a postmodern world.

The Challenge of Jesus was very readable and yet still scholarly. It encouraged my faith to walk through the essentials again.
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