How God became king : the forgotten story of the Gospels

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How God became king : the forgotten story of the Gospels

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New Testament scholar N.T. Wright reveals how we have been misreading the Gospels for centuries, powerfully restoring the lost central story of the Scripture: that the coronation of God through the acts of Jesus was the climax of human history. Wright fills the gaps that centuries of misdirection have opened up in our collective spiritual story, tracing a narrative from Eden, to Jesus, to today. Wright’s powerful re-reading of the Gospels helps us re-align the focus of our spiritual beliefs, which have for too long been focused on the afterlife. Instead, the forgotten story of the Gospels reveals why we should understand that our real charge is to sustain and cooperating with God's kingdom here and now. Echoing the triumphs of Simply Christian and The Meaning of Jesus, Wright’s How God Became King is required reading for any Christian searching to understand their mission in the world today.

ISBN

978-0061730573

Publication Date

3-13-2012

Document Type

Book

Publisher

HarperOne

City

New York

Keywords

Jesus Christ, Kingdom of God|

Disciplines

Biblical Studies | Christianity

Comments

The empty cloak. The missing middle ; The opposite problem : all body, no cloak ; The inadequate answers -- Adjusting the volume. The story of Israel ; The story of Jesus as the story of Israel's God ; The launching of God's renewed people ; The clash of the kingdoms -- The kingdom and the Cross. Where we get stuck : enlightenment, power, and empire ; Kingdom and Cross in four dimensions ; Kingdom and Cross : the remaking of meanings -- Creed, canon, and gospel. How to celebrate God's story.

How God became king : the forgotten story of the Gospels

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