In my own lifetime I have seen the technology of the internet advance in leaps and bounds. I remember the dial-up sound. I remember the first mp3 that I downloaded, thinking that a 2-3 megabyte file was large and wondering why I would even want a song on my computer. I remember when streaming videos were only watchable for those with particularly powerful internet connections. If possible, downloading (and waiting hours!) was the better option. How far we have come! Today, there is a proliferation of good (not to mention terrible…) content at one’s fingertips and even in one’s pocket.
Tag: NT Wright (page 1 of 3)
Of all the eschatological passages in the Bible, perhaps the Jesus’ Olivet Discourse is the most enigmatic (though I may have said that about Daniel 9:24-27!). This is due to a number of factors:
Believe it or not, I’m still (slowly!) working through N.T. Wright’s Paul and the Faithfulness of God. Not a lot has grabbed me as ‘share-able’ recently, so I’ve been quiet on the book for a while, waiting for part 3 (Paul’s theology). However, here’s a little taste of Part 2: Paul’s worldview.
When it comes to the Temple itself, however – the epicentre of the Jewish world, even the Diaspora world, the one place where the living God had chosen to put his name and reveal his glory, the place to which the nations would flock to see that glory and learn that name – the magnitude of Paul’s transformed symbolic world becomes at once apparent.
What is all this fuss about justification? What is new about the New Perspective(s) on Paul? How do the differences matter? Maybe you have asked these questions, or perhaps you are already familiar with the New Perspective but would like to see how one of its leading critics would respond to its claims. Perhaps you would just like to read a new book about justification in light of modern scholarship? Well, Stephen Westerholm has been sharpening his axe and Justification Reconsidered is his latest swing at various ‘revisions’ of justification.
“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.