Paul and the Faithfulness of God
Christian Origins and the Question of God, Vol 4
N. T. Wright
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Kustantaja: Fortress Press, 2013
This highly anticipated two-book fourth volume in N. T. Wright's magisterial series is the mature summation of a lifetime's study. This landmark volume pays a rich tribute to the breadth and depth of the apostle's vision, and offers an unparalleled wealth of detailed insights into his life, times, and enduring impact.
Wright carefully explores the whole context of Paul's thought and activity – Jewish, Greek and Roman, cultural, philosophical, religious, and imperial – and shows how the apostle's worldview and theology enabled him to engage with the many-sided complexities of first-century life that his churches were facing.
Wright also provides close and illuminating readings of the letters and other primary sources, along with critical insights into the major twists and turns of exegetical and theological debate in the vast secondary literature. The result is a rounded and profoundly compelling account of the man who became the world's first, and greatest, Christian theologian.
This long-awaited book is the fruit of more than thirty years of N. T. Wright's intense, loving and imaginative engagement with the apostle Paul. In a magisterial reading of Paul's letters, Wright integrates sustained, fine grained exegesis into a sweeping interpretation that places Paul on the map of Mediterranean antiquity in fresh and sometimes surprising ways. The apostle that he portrays is deeply grounded in Israel's faith and, at the same time, passionately concerned to carry the gospel of Israel's Messiah Jesus to the pagan world of his day. Everyone who reads these pages will be drawn into deep and provocative reflection on the historical figure of Paul. But there is more: no one can grapple seriously with Wright's readings without also being brought face to face with the world-transforming message that Paul proclaimed.
Tohtori N. T. Wright työskentelee Uuden testamentin ja alkukristillisyyden tutkimusprofessorina (University of St Andrews, Skotlanti). Hän on sekä historioitsija että teologi – ja yksi maailmanlaajuisesti arvostetuimmista Jeesus- ja Paavali-tutkijoista. Hän on aiemmin toiminut Durhamin piispana, opettanut Cambridgen, Montrealin ja Oxfordin yliopistoissa ja kirjoittanut lukuisia teoksia niin akateemiselle kuin tavallisellekin yleisölle. Näihin teoksiin kuuluvat mm. The Climax of the Covenant (1990), The New Testament and the People of God (1992), Jesus and the Victory of God (1996) ja The Resurrection of the Son of God (2003).