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Religion and Rome in Paul’s World

Paul and the Faithfulness of GodI’m continuing my walk through Wright’s Paul and the Faithfulness of God and for the sections on religion and Rome I have nothing really to say. The chapters were very good and I have much to think about, just nothing really to report. So I will leave you with some choice quotes.

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The Wisdom of the Greeks

Paul and the Faithfulness of GodPaul lived and worked, in fact, in at least three worlds at once” (p75), namely, Israel, Greece, and Rome. I’m working through N.T. Wright’s leviathanesque Paul and the Faithfulness of God, and in this first major ‘part’ (348 pages) he is first attempting to situate Paul in history before turning to his worldview and theology, parts 2 and 3 respectively.

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The Faithfulness of the God of Israel

Paul and the Faithfulness of God“Paul lived and worked, in fact, in at least three worlds at once” (p75), namely, Israel, Greece, and Rome. I’m working through N.T. Wright’s leviathanesque Paul and the Faithfulness of God, and in this first major ‘part’ (348 pages) he is first attempting to situate Paul in history before turning to his worldview and theology, parts 2 and 3 respectively.

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Review: Surprised by Hope by N.T. Wright

Surprised by HopeIs Christianity just about “going to heaven when you die”? If so, what exactly is the purpose of our life here? What does it matter what we do here and now if everything will be destroyed in the end? Ought Christians believe we will be better off when our bodies and the material world are done away with?

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Favourite Quotes from Surprised by Hope by N.T. Wright

Surprised by HopeI finished N.T. Wright’s Surprised by Hope a few months ago and a review will be coming soon. One of the difficulties I had with this book, and this will be reflected in my review, is that in one paragraph Wight would climb a mountain-peak high of Biblical insight and truth, and then the very next would have Wright virtually throwing another under the bus.

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“Should I Read N.T. Wright?”

Many have heard conflicting reports of N.T. Wright and the worth of reading his books. Some uncritically follow him, and some stand back in fear. Some may wonder why I am reading Wright’s epic Paul and the Faithfulness of God. Speaking for myself, my first impression of Wright was wariness of him and his writings, and it took some time to overcome that first (mistaken, I believe) opinion. I certainly don’t agree with everything Wright says, but I appreciate much of what he says, and how he communicates it. I believe we are on ‘the same side’, so to speak. 

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