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How God Became King - Getting to the heart of the Gospels

23 November, 2012 - 15:09
Tom Wright

This is currently the book I would be most likely to recommend to someone who wants to understand Jesus in his historical context. Wright shows clearly how Jesus fulfils the story of Israel and how that story is at odds at a number of points with later doctrinal and creedal formulations. He goes further than in previous books in explaining the ideological clash between Christ and Caesar that ensued, though I still think that he does not take seriously enough the historical significance of Jesus’ apocalyptic future.

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