Following Jesus
Biblical Reflections on Discipleship
N. T. Wright

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Sivuja: 114

Kustantaja: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1997

ISBN-10: 0802841325

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"The longer you look at Jesus," writes N. T. Wright, "the more you will want to serve him in his world. That is, of course, if it's the real Jesus you're looking at."

Plenty of people in the church and outside it have made up a "Jesus" for themselves, an invented character who makes few real demands on them. He makes them feel happy from time to time, but he doesn't challenge them, doesn't suggest they get up and do something about the plight of the world – something the real Jesus had an uncomfortable habit of doing.

The twelve exhilarating meditations in this volume explore what it truly means to follow Jesus today. Wright first outlines the essential messages of six major New Testament books – Hebrews, Colossians, Matthew, John, Mark, and Revelation – looking in particular at their portrayal of Jesus and what he accomplished in his sacrificial death. He then takes six key New Testament themes – resurrection, rebirth, temptation, hell, heaven, and new life – and considers their significance for the lives of present-day disciples.

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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).

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