Wright's The New Testament and the People of God is the first volume of his acclaimed series `Christian Origins and the Question of God' comprehensively addressing the historical and theological questions surrounding the origins of Christianity. The text outlines Wright's hermeneutical theory and discusses the history of the Jews stressing the close connection with Judaism and developing this to examine the treatment of early Christians. Wright's work has played a significant role in challenging prevailing assumptions relating to the religious thought of first-century Jews. On a more technical level, Wright provides a reappraisal of literary and historical readings of the New Testament.
A native of Denver, Colorado, Benjamin Laird currently serves as Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. His PhD research from University of Aberdeen examined the collection, publication, and early circulation of the Apostle Paul's writings in early Christianity.
Ways in to the text Who was Nicholas Wright? What does The New Testament and the People of God say? Why does The New Testament and the People of God matter? Section 1: Influences Module 1: The Author and the Historical Context Module 2: Academic Context Module 3: The Problem Module 4: The Author's Contribution Section 2: Ideas Module 5: Main Ideas Module 6: Secondary Ideas Module 7: Achievement Module 8: Place in the Author's Work Section 3: Impact Module 9: The First Responses Module 10: The Evolving Debate Module 11: Impact and Influence Today Module 12: Where Next? Glossary of Terms People Mentioned in the Text Works Cited