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The New Testament and the People of God: Christian Origins and the Question of God: Volume 1

Author: 
N. T. Wright (Author)
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Description

This first volume in the series Christian Origins and the Question of God provides a historical, theological, and literary study of first-century Judaism and Christianity. Wright offers a preliminary discussion of the meaning of the word god within those cultures, as he explores the ways in which developing an understanding of those first-century cultures are of relevance for the modern world.

ISBN: 
9780800626815
Price: 
$45.00
ISBN: 
9781451414981
Release date: 
January 1, 1992
Pages: 
510
Width: 
6
Height: 
9

Endorsements

"In this volume Wright trains a penetrating historical and theological spotlight on first-century Palestinian Judaism. By describing the history, social make-up, worldview, beliefs, and hope of Palestinian Judaism, Wright familiarizes the reader with the 'word of Judaism' as situated within the world of Greco-Roman culture. This is a highly informative book! It provides the reader not only with a sweeping assessment of Jewish history but also with the careful exploration of the symbolic world of Judaism. Eminently accessible to students, scholars will find it interesting and provocative. It deserves a place on the bookshelf of any serious student of the New Testament."
— Jack Dean Kingsbury

"The sweep of Wright's project as a whole is breathtaking. It is impossible to give a fair assessment of his achievement without sounding grandiose: no New Testament scholar since Bultmann has even attempted—let alone achieved—such an innovative and comprehensive account of New Testament history and theology."
— Richard B. Hays

Table of Contents

    Preface

    PART I: INTRODUCTION

  1. Christian Origins and the New Testament

    PART II: TOOLS FOR THE TASK

  2. Knowledge: Problems and Varieties
  3. Literature, Story and the Articulation of Worldviews
  4. History and the First Century
  5. Theology, Authority and the New Testament

    PART III: FIRST-CENTURY JUDAISM WITHIN THE GRECO-ROMAN WORLD

  6. The Setting and the Story
  7. The Developing Diversity
  8. Story, Symbol, Praxis: Elements of Israel's Worldview
  9. The Beliefs of Israel
  10. The Hope of Israel

    PART IV: THE FIRST CHRISTIAN CENTURY

  11. The Quest for the Kerygmatic Church
  12. Praxis, Symbol and Questions: Inside Early Christian Worldviews
  13. Stories in Early Christianity (1)
  14. Stories in Early Christianity (2)
  15. The Early Christians: A Preliminary Sketch

    PART V: CONCLUSION

  16. The New Testament and the Question of God

    Appendix: Chronological Chart of Second-Temple Jewish History and of Early Christianity

    Bibliography
    Abbreviations
    Indexes