Interpreting Jesus brings together N. T. Wright’s most important articles on Jesus and the Gospels over the last three decades. Many of the included studies have never been published or only available in hard-to-find larger volumes and journals.
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.
“Jesus did not merely proclaim judgment against the people of God: he identified himself with Israel” (Page 21)
“It is historically probable, then, that Jesus not only proclaimed the judgment of God against Israel, but also, in summoning men and women to follow him and in his healing miracles and table-fellowship with outcasts, enacted the inauguration of the reconstituted Israel of the new age, an idea and an entity which only attains coherence if he in some sense represents or embodies Israel in himself.” (Page 25)
“I was increasingly recognizing that the divisions in the church between those who wanted to save souls for heaven and those who wanted to bring God’s kingdom here and now reflected only too well the different ways of reading the four canonical gospels.” (Page 140)
“My suggestion is that Jesus, as Israel’s representative, took on himself the judgment which he pronounced against the nation.” (Page 25)
“He was to suffer the characteristic fate of those who rebelled against Rome. He was, in fact, to die Israel’s death.” (Page 26)
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