Draws together the most important articles on Jesus and the gospels by distinguished scholar and author N. T. Wright.
Interpreting Jesus puts into one volume the development of Wright's thought on this subject over the last three decades. It collects the essays—written for a wide variety of publications—that led up to his groundbreaking book Jesus and the Victory of God, and it includes such wide-ranging themes as:
- The Biblical Roots of Trinitarian Theology
- The History, Eschatology, and New Creation in John's Gospel
- The Evangelists' Use of the Old Testament as an Implicit Overarching Narrative
- And The Public Meaning of the Gospels
Interpreting Jesus displays Wright's engaging prose, his courage to go where few have gone, and his joy to bridge the work of the academy and the church.
Here is a rich feast for any serious student of the Bible, especially of the New Testament. Detailed, incisive, and exquisitely nuanced exegesis, this collection will reward you with a clearer, deeper, and more informed appreciation of the recent advances in Jesus studies, and their significance for theology today.
Many of the included studies have never been published or were made available only in hard-to-find larger volumes and journals.
About the Author
N. T. Wright is the Chair of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. He is the award-winning author of many books, including After You Believe, Surprised by Hope, Simply Christian, The Challenge of Jesus, and The Meaning of Jesus (coauthored with Marcus Borg), as well as the series Christian Origins and the Question of God.