Category Archives: N.T. Wright

>Wright on Mark 13

>”Most popular Christian readings of the text, not least within fundamentalism, have shared Schweitzer’s understanding that Jesus predicted the end of the world, but have said that, since this did not happen within a generation, Jesus must have meant something … Continue reading

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>Wright on Salvation and Exile

>”From the point of view of a first-century Jew, ‘forgiveness of sins’ could never simply by a private blessing, though to be sure it was that as well, as Qumran amply testifies. Overarching the situation of the individual was the … Continue reading

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>Wright on Colossians 1

>The small house church I am apart of here is working through the book of Colossians (which I might add, was originally written to a small group of Christians not far from here, 2000 years ago) and this Friday it … Continue reading

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>Wright on the Prodigal Son

>“Years of scholarship have produced many commentaries on Luke, and many books on the parables. But none that I have been able to consult has noted the feature which seems to me most striking and obvious. Consider: here is a … Continue reading

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>Wright on Parallelisms in Luke and Acts

>”The shape of the narrative in the closing chapters of Acts is also most instructive. A quick comparison with Luke’s gospel reveals a close parallel: Paul, like Jesus, goes on a long journey, ending up being tried before both Jews … Continue reading

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>Wright on New Creation

>”the Jews who believed in resurrection did so as one part of a larger belief in the renewal of the whole created order. Resurrection would be, in one and the same moment, the reaffirmation of the covenant and the reaffirmation … Continue reading

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>Worldview and Symbols

>”All cultures (that is) have a sense of identity, of environment, of a problem with the way the world is, and a way forward – a redemptive eschatology, to be more precise- which will, or may, lead out of that … Continue reading

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