Wright sets out in fascinating detail his own compelling account of how Jesus himself understood his mission: how he believed himself called to remake Israel, the people of God, around himself; how he announced God's judgement on the Israel of his day, especially its Temple and hierarchy; and how he saw his own movement as the divinely ordained fulfilment of Israel's destiny. Nearly twenty years on, this book is still a major point of reference for serious study of the historical Jesus Companion volume to The New Testament and the People of God (1992), The Resurrection of the Son of God (2003) and Paul and the Faithfulness of God (2013)
N. T. Wright is Research Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St Andrews. He is the author of over seventy books, including the 'For Everyone' guides to the New Testament and, most recently, Creation, Power and Truth, Finding God in the Psalms, The Meal Jesus Gave Us, Surprised by Scripture, Simply Good News and Paul and the Faithfulness of God.
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