Reissued with a new cover, this is Tom Wright's response to the wave of controversial books and theories on the historical Jesus. Responding to theories that Jesus was married, fathered children, divorced and then remarried and other claims that the doctrine of the Virgin Birth has caused the oppression of women, Tom Wright outlines these arguments and presents solid reasons for discounting the theories. Whilst he agrees that the real historical Jesus may have some surprises for the institutional Church, he reveals that these 'quests' for the real Jesus display many variations on the same themes and shows that these theories are not as novel as they are made out to be. Written from the standpoint of professional Biblical scholarship yet assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, Wright shows convincingly that much can be gained from rigorous historical assessment of what the Gospels' themselves say about Jesus.
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Tom Wright is Research Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St Andrews. He is the author of over fifty books, including the For Everyone guides to the New Testament, the highly acclaimed series, Christian Origins and the Question of God, and the best-selling Simply Christian, Surprised by Hope, Virtue Reborn, Simply Jesus and How God Became King (all published by SPCK).Review:
-- Calvin Theological Journal
"A gem. . . . Instead of buying and reading one of the avant-garde portraits of Jesus discussed by Wright, spend your money and time more wisely with this witty and devout rebuttal and alternate portrait."
"In eighteen pages, Wright provides the nonspecialist with more useful information about the research on the history of Jesus than most seminarians know at graduation. . . . This book will provide reliable guidance for those wanting to better understand who Jesus really was and what he was about."
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Descrizione libro SPCK, 1992. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 281046700