The Original Jesus by Tom Wright
The Life and Vision of a Revolutionary

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In The Original Jesus biblical historian Tom Wright focuses on key stages in the life of Jesus, and key elements of his teaching, revealing a vivid reconstruction of what Jesus himself was aiming to achieve, and how the movement he began can best be understood in relation to the turbulent politics and fervent aspirations of his day. Tom Wright also looks at the way we interpret the different Gospel narratives about Jesus, showing how modern readers coming fresh to these texts can do so in an informed and discriminating way. Written in a lively, non-technical style, and illustrated throughout with full-colour photographs, The Original Jesus offers a compelling insight into what Jesus really stood for, why he was crucified, and how it was that his followers came to regard him as nothing less than the human face of God.

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Tom Wright is the bishop of Durham in the Church of England. Recently named by Christianity Today as one of the top five theologians in the world, Wright has taught New Testament studies for twenty years at Cambridge, Oxford, and McGill universities. His writings include The Original Jesus, What Saint Paul Really Said, and The Challenge of Jesus.
Published October 1, 1997 by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. 160 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, History.

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Not a miltary take-over of Jerusalem, but an inclusive kingdom of inner transformation–a kingdom that countered both the empire mindset of Rome–with its abuse of power and religious claims (Caesar was considered divine)–and the Jewish alternative, the messianic age, a Jewish empire of its own.

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