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The Day the Revolution Began

The Day the Revolution Began
Rethinking The Meaning Of Jesus' Crucifixion

by Tom Wright

  • Publisher : SPCK
  • Release : 2016-10-11
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 0281077207
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In The Day the Revolution Began Tom Wright invites you to consider the full meaning of the event at the heart of the Christian faith – Jesus’ crucifixion. As he did in his acclaimed Surprised by Hope, Wright once again challenges commonly held beliefs, this time arguing that the Protestant Reformation did not go far enough in reshaping our understanding of the Cross. With his characteristic rigour and incisiveness, he goes back to the New Testament to show that Jesus’ death not only releases us from the guilt and power of sin, but is nothing less than the beginning of a world-wide revolution that continues to this day – a revolution that creates and energizes a movement responsible for restoring and reconciling the whole of God’s creation. The Day the Revolution Began will take you to a new level in your appreciation of the meaning of Jesus’ sacrifice: opening up its powerful and amazing implications, inspiring you with a renewed sense of purpose and hope, and reminding you of the crucial role you can play in the world-transforming movement that Jesus started.

What Did the Cross Accomplish?

What Did the Cross Accomplish?
A Conversation about the Atonement

by Simon Gathercole,Robert B. Stewart,N.T. Wright

  • Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
  • Release : 2021-02-23
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN : 1646981898
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this book, readers will enjoy a fascinating and cordial discussion between N. T. Wright and Simon Gathercole on the meaning and nature of the doctrine of atonement. These two highly respected scholars discuss in clear and understandable language the meanings of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Their discussion explores various theories of atonement and looks closely at the Old Testament to discover Paul's meaning of his words that "Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures." Wright presents his case first, then Gathercole responds with a contrary point of view. Their discussion confronts questions including: What exactly is this “scandal of the cross”? What role does the notion of sacrifice, as understood in its ancient context, play in the atonement of Christ? Is the atonement a “victory”? How so? Was Christ a “substitute,” taking humankind’s place on the cross and suffering the death and judgment that sinners deserve? How does the death of Christ on the cross rescue or liberate sinners from death? Does the cross achieve benefits for only humans, or do those benefits extend to the entirety of creation? This book is a succinct conversation in which all these questions receive attention, with nuanced differences between the two interlocutors. This conversation along with Robert Stewart’s introductory framework make this book an excellent primer to the study of the atonement, and readers will come away with a deeper understanding of the meanings of the cross.

Surprised by Hope

Surprised by Hope
Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church

by N. T. Wright

  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2009-05-05
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0061940593
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church, top-selling author and Anglican bishop, N.T. Wright tackles the biblical question of what happens after we die and shows how most Christians get it wrong. We do not “go to” heaven; we are resurrected and heaven comes down to earth--a difference that makes all of the difference to how we live on earth. Following N.T. Wright’s resonant exploration of a life of faith in Simply Christian, the award-winning author whom Newsweek calls “the world’s leading New Testament scholar” takes on one of life’s most controversial topics, a matter of life, death, spirituality, and survival for everyone living in the world today.

How God Became King

How God Became King
The Forgotten Story of the Gospels

by N. T. Wright

  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2012-03-13
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 006209873X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Foundational: The four gospels come directly fromthe ancient church and are among the primary sourcesfor the church's teachings. Familiar: Since Christian worship services began, areading from the gospels has played a central role. Studied: For over two hundred years scholars havechallenged and defended the central claims of thegospels: miracles, historical accuracy, the divinity ofJesus, and more. But Forgotten: Still, leading Bible scholar N. T.Wright reveals shocking news: We have all forgottenwhat the four gospels are about. "Despite centuries of intense and heavy industryexpended on the study of all sorts of features of thegospels," Wright writes, "we have often managed tomiss the main thing that they, all four of them, aremost eager to tell us. What we need is not just a bitof fine-tuning, an adjustment here and there. We needa fundamental rethink about what the gospels aretrying to tell us." What Wright offers is an opportunity to confront thesepowerful texts afresh, as if we are encountering themfor the first time. How God Became King reveals thesurprising, unexpected, and shocking news of thegospels: this is the story of a new king, a new kind ofking, a king who has changed everything, and a kingwho invites us to be part of his new world.

The Day the Revolution Began

The Day the Revolution Began
19 April 1775

by William H. Hallahan

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 314
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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N.t. Wright and the Revolutionary Cross

N.t. Wright and the Revolutionary Cross
A Reader's Guide to the Day the Revolution Began

by Derek Vreeland

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2017-08-23
  • Pages : 118
  • ISBN : 9781973839415
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The death of Jesus is the foundation of our faith, but what do we mean when we confess that Christ died for our sins according to the Scripture? N.T. Wright's book The Day the Revolution Began offers compelling answers to that question. His book is nothing less than a game changer. Just as Wright's book Surprised By Hope changed our view of the end, so this book is changing our view of the cross. This reader's guide offers a clear summary of Wright's interpretation of the cross in the context of both history and the big story told by the Bible. Using this reader's guide prayerfully will open up vistas of the love of God as you see the revolutionary cross with new eyes. Such a renewed vision will stir your thinking, prompt new conversations about the cross, cause your love for Christ to grow, and equip the Church to carry forth her gospel-shaped mission. What people are saying about N.T. Wright and the Revolutionary Cross: In this reader's guide Derek Vreeland leads us through one of Wright's most important works. Providing the necessary background, locating the central themes, and giving the theological history, he unfolds Wright's majestic treatment of the cross of Christ in a way readers can follow quickly. In so doing, this careful student of N.T. Wright has made it possible for the rest of us students to dive more deeply into what God has accomplished in Christ's death on a cross. I highly recommend N.T. Wright and the Revolutionary Cross. -DAVID FITCH, B.R. Lindner Chair of Evangelical Theology, Northern Seminary, author of Faithful Presence Like a skilled explorer and careful guide, Derek Vreeland once again helps people climb Mount N.T. Wright. Within the pages of N.T. Wright and the Revolutionary Cross, Derek helps us see that the cross is so much more than we realize at first glance. This reader's guide is a great treasure chest that will bring to light the unsearchable riches of Christ. -DERWIN GRAY, Lead Pastor, Transformation Church, author of The High Definition Leader Derek Vreeland is among the most attentive readers of N.T. Wright that I know. More importantly, he stands at the intersection of academic theology and pastoral ministry. To be conversant in the language of the academy and the vernacular of the pew is a skill that is critically important if the work of theology is going to feed the flock of Jesus. With N.T. Wright and the Revolutionary Cross, Derek Vreeland has made important developments in atonement theology accessible to the lay reader. As such, it is a timely and most welcome book! -BRIAN ZAHND, Lead Pastor, Word of Life Church, author of Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God There are few theologians who are able to set crucial Christian doctrines within the grand sweep of the Bible's story like N.T. Wright. Yet it is easy to get lost or confused within a big and complex story. Even where there is a trail, it helps to have a guide. Derek Vreeland is the perfect guide into Wright's expansive work on the cross of Christ. A pastor and a scholar, Vreeland has not simply summarized Wright; he has translated him into our own context, making these vital truths come alive for us as pastors and as followers of Jesus the crucified and risen Lord. -GLENN PACKIAM, Associate Senior Pastor, New Life Church, author of Discover the Mystery of Faith Derek Vreeland brilliantly articulates and unpacks the theological genius of N.T. Wright. Vreeland offers a concise roadmap to The Day the Revolution Began in a way that is accessible for emerging theologians, pastors, and your everyday lay leader. -TARA BETH LEACH, Senior Pastor, PazNaz, author of Emboldened: A Vision for Empowering Women in Ministry

The Day the Revolution Ended

The Day the Revolution Ended
19 October 1781

by William H. Hallahan

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Draws on diaries, letters, official documents, and memoirs to describe the American victory on October 19, 1781.

Simply Good News

Simply Good News
Why the Gospel Is News and What Makes It Good

by N. T. Wright

  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2015-01-06
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 0062334379
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The bishop, Bible scholar, modern heir to C. S. Lewis, and revered author of Simply Christian and Simply Jesus offers a fresh look at the Gospel, explaining why Jesus’ message is “good news” and why it is more timely and transforming today than we know. The Gospel means good news. But if the message has been around for 2,000 years, what makes it significant today? What’s so “good” about stories involving damnation, violence, and a God who sacrifices his only son? Noted Bible scholar N.T. Wright shows us how Christians today have lost sight of what the “good news” of the gospel really is. In Simply Good News, he takes us back in time to reveal how the people of the first-century—the gospel’s original audience—would have received Jesus’ message. He offer a clear and thoughtful analysis of what the “good news” really is, and applies it to our lives today, revealing its power to transform us.

The New Testament for Everyone

The New Testament for Everyone
With New Introductions, Maps and Glossary of Key Words

by Tom Wright

  • Publisher : SPCK
  • Release : 2019-12-19
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : 0281083819
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The New Testament for Everyone is the result of a passionate conviction that scripture should be something that everyone can read, understand and enjoy. Broken up into easy-to-read, bite-sized chunks, and now including helpful introductions to each biblical book, informative maps and a substantial glossary of key words, here is a new rendering of ancient wisdom that can be read like a novel, studied in sections or used as an aid to daily devotion.

On Earth as in Heaven

On Earth as in Heaven
Daily Wisdom for Twenty-First Century Christians

by N. T. Wright

  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2022-03-01
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 0063210908
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Today’s leading Bible scholar, Anglican bishop, and acclaimed author N. T. Wright returns with a collection of pastoral excerpts, carefully curated from his widely celebrated books, that will inspire those wanting to cultivate a life “on earth as it is in heaven.” Modern pastors and their flocks have long considered N. T. Wright a role model for being a thoughtful Christian in today’s world. His bestselling books, including Simply Christian, Surprised by Hope, Simply Jesus, and After You Believe, have guided Christians in their belief and practice of the faith. Now, Christians can rely on his wisdom to guide them through each day of their lives with this thoughtful book of daily meditations, featuring short selections from his classic works. With reflections on themes such as faith, mission, character, and God’s work in the world, these daily meditations will invigorate and uplift Christians in their search to live their faith authentically and biblically in today’s world.

After You Believe

After You Believe
Why Christian Character Matters

by N. T. Wright

  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2010-03-02
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0061978396
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In After You Believe, award-winning author and esteemed spiritual leader Bishop N.T. Wright (Simply Christian, Surprised by Hope) addresses the often neglected question of how Christians ought to live in the here and now. Newsweek calls Bishop Wright “the world’s leading New Testament scholar,” and After You Believe is essential reading for fans of C.S. Lewis's Mere Christianity, or anyone looking to understand more about Christianity and life’s real purpose today.

Spiritual and Religious

Spiritual and Religious
The gospel in an age of paganism

by Tom Wright

  • Publisher : SPCK
  • Release : 2017-05-18
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 028107285X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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I'm spiritual but not religious.' It's a phrase that's often used to explain why, although they don't go to church, people still feel that life must have some kind of transcendent meaning, But what does this 'spirituality' consist of? In Spiritual and Religious Tom Wright argues that, whether people realize it or not, they are often simply reverting to forms of ancient paganism that are very similar to those that confronted the earliest Christians. With his characteristic verve and incisiveness, Wright traces the parallels between the worldviews of the first and twenty-first centuries, and shows how a better understanding of God as Trinity can breathe fresh life into our understanding and preaching of the gospel today. He concludes this prophetic book with a call to contemporary Christians to make a clear choice: 'Are we to compromise with paganism, to assimilate, to water down the distinctives of Christian faith in order to make it more palatable? Are we to retreat into dualism, into a private 'spiritual' religion which will assure us of an other-worldly salvation but which will leave the powers of the present world unchallenged. . . ? Or are we to worship the God who is Father, Son and Spirit, and to find in that worship a renewed courage, a renewed sense of direction, and a renewed hope for the future?' Contents: Introduction Part One: The Modern World and the Christian Message 1. The Kingdom and the Church 2. Jesus' World in Crisis 3. The Road to Paganism 4. The Light of the World 5. The Burning Bush 6. The Other Gods were Strong 7. Jesus' Vindication and the Task of the Church Part Two: On Being the Church for the World 8. Confronting the Powers 9. Equipment for the Task (1) 10. Equipment for the Task (2) 11. New Shrines for the True God (1) 12. New Shrines for the True God (2) 13. New Shrines for the True God (3) 14. The Two-Edged Sword 15. The God we Confess Epilogue: The Prayer of the Trinity

The Supper

The Supper
New Creation, Hospitality, and Hope in Christ

by Ronald P. Hesselgrave

  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2019-09-17
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN : 153267578X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Lord's Supper (or Eucharist) has often been a subject of intense debate in the church. What is often lost in this debate is the significance of the relationship of the Eucharist to Jesus' Last Supper with his disciples, which was a Passover--or Passover-like--meal. Moreover, the Last Supper connects back to various meals in Jesus' earthly ministry. And it looks forward to the great messianic banquet as fulfillment of Jewish expectations. In exploring these connections, this book focuses on the three motifs of "new creation," "hospitality," and "hope" in Christ. Most significantly, when we break the bread and drink the wine (or juice) together we are asserting the reality of the new creation in Christ, affirming God's grace, forgiveness, and cruciform love which is to be embodied in the Christian community, and anticipating the day when God's present and ongoing work of restoration, justice, and reconciliation will ultimately prevail. The Supper, then, is basically a condensed summary of the story of God's plan of redemption. Hesselgrave brings together biblical, theological, ethical, and social insights in a way that deepens our understanding of the meaning and practical significance of biblical texts related to this central ordinance of the church.

Interpreting Paul

Interpreting Paul
Essays on the Apostle and his Letters

by N. T. WRIGHT

  • Publisher : SPCK
  • Release : 2020-04-16
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0281081298
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Interpreting Paul brings together N. T. Wright’s most important articles on Paul and his letters since the publication of his magisterial Paul and the Faithfulness of God and its companion volume of essays Pauline Perspectives in 2013. Here is a rich feast for all serious students of the Bible. Each essay will amply reward those looking for detailed, incisive and exquisitely nuanced exegesis, resulting in a clearer, deeper and more informed appreciation of Paul and the relevance of his teaching to Christian life and thought today.

Broken Signposts

Broken Signposts
How Christianity Makes Sense of the World

by N. T. Wright

  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2020-10-06
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 0062564102
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this thoughtful follow-up to Simply Christian, today’s leading Bible scholar, Anglican bishop, and acclaimed author uses the Gospel of John to reveal how Christianity presents a compelling and relevant explanation for our world. N. T. Wright argues that every world view must explain seven “signposts,” indicators inherent to humanity: Justice, Spirituality, Relationships, Beauty, Freedom, Truth, and Power. If we do not live up to these ideals, our societies and individual lives become unbalanced, creating anger and frustration—negative emotions that divide us from ourselves and from God, he contends. Using the Gospel of John as his source, Wright shows how Christianity defines each signpost and illuminates why we so often see them as being "broken" and unattainable. Drawing on the wisdom of the Gospels, Wright explains why these signposts are fractured and damaged and how Christianity provides the vision, guidance, and hope for making them whole once again, ultimately healing ourselves and our world.

Interpreting Jesus

Interpreting Jesus
Essays on the Gospels

by N. T. WRIGHT

  • Publisher : SPCK
  • Release : 2020-04-16
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0281081271
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Interpreting Jesus brings together N. T. Wright’s most important articles on Jesus and the Gospels over almost four decades. Here is a rich feast for all serious students of the Bible. Each essay will amply reward those looking for detailed, incisive and exquisitely nuanced exegesis, resulting in a clearer, deeper and more informed appreciation of the recent advances in Jesus studies, and their significance for theology today.

Simply Jesus

Simply Jesus
A New Vision of Who He Was, What He Did, and Why He Matters

by N. T. Wright

  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2011-10-25
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0062084410
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Simply Jesus, bestselling author and leading Bible scholar N.T. Wright summarizes 200 years of modern Biblical scholarship and models how Christians can best retell the story of Jesus today. In a style similar to C.S. Lewis’s popular works, Wright breaks down the barriers that prevent Christians from fully engaging with the story of Jesus. For believers confronting the challenge of connecting with their faith today, and for readers of Timothy Keller’s The Reason for God, Wright’s Simply Jesus offers a provocative new picture of how to understand who Jesus was and how Christians should relate to him today.

God and the Pandemic

God and the Pandemic
A Christian Reflection on the Coronavirus and its Aftermath

by TOM WRIGHT

  • Publisher : SPCK
  • Release : 2020-05-28
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 0281085129
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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‘Superbly written, utterly Bible based. . . Do not hesitate!’ Archbishop Justin Welby What are we supposed to think about the coronavirus crisis? Some people think they know: ‘This is a sign of the End,’ they say. ‘It’s all predicted in the book of Revelation.’ Others disagree but are equally clear: ‘This is a call to repent. God is judging the world and through this disease he’s telling us to change.’ Some join in the chorus of blame and condemnation: ‘It’s the fault of the Chinese, the government, the World Health Organization...' Tom Wright examines these reactions to the virus and finds them wanting. Instead, he invites you to consider a different way of seeing and responding – a way that draws on the teachings and examples of scripture, and above all on the way of living, thinking and praying revealed to us by Jesus.

Advent for Everyone: A Journey with the Apostles

Advent for Everyone: A Journey with the Apostles
A Daily Devotional

by N.T. Wright

  • Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
  • Release : 2017-10-13
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 1611648513
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Advent for Everyone: A Journey with the Apostles provides readers with an inspirational guide through the Advent season, from the first Sunday in Advent through the Saturday after the Fourth Sunday in Advent. Popular biblical scholar and author N. T. Wright provides his own Scripture translation, brief reflection, and a prayer for each day of the season, helping readers understand Advent in the wider context of God's love. Wright's engaging and accessible writing and imagery help us see Advent both in relation to the gospel message and in our own lives today. Each Sunday's text uses the Mark passage from the Revised Common Lectionary, with the rest of the week drawn from other passages in the Gospel and the lectionary. This book is suitable for both individual and group study and reflection.

Surprised by Scripture

Surprised by Scripture
Engaging Contemporary Issues

by N. T. Wright

  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2014-06-03
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0062230557
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A thoughtful and provocative collection, in the vein of the intellectual spiritual classic The Weight of Glory, from N. T. Wright, the influential Bishop, Bible scholar, and bestselling author widely regarded as a modern C. S. Lewis. An unusual combination of scholar, churchman, and leader, N. T. Wright—hailed by Newsweek as “the world’s leading New Testament scholar”—is not only incredibly insightful, but conveys his knowledge in terms that excite and inspire Christian leaders worldwide, allowing them to see the Bible from a fresh viewpoint. In this challenging and stimulating collection of popular essays, sermons, and talks, Wright provide a series of case studies which explore how the Bible can be applied to some of the most pressing contemporary issues facing us, including: Why it is possible to love the Bible and affirm evolution Why women should be allowed to be ordained Where Christians today have lost focus, and why it is important for them to engage in politics—and why that involvement benefits everyone Why the Christian belief in heaven means we should be at the forefront of the environmental movement And much more Helpful, practical, and wise, Surprised by Scripture invites readers to examine their own hearts and minds and presents new models for understanding how to affirm the Bible in today’s world—as well as new ideas and renewed energy for deepening our faith and engaging with the world around us.