The Challenge of Jesus: Rediscovering Who Jesus Was and Is

N. T. Wright

The Challenge of Jesus: Rediscovering Who Jesus Was and Is
The Challenge of Jesus: Rediscovering Who Jesus Was and Is

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Today a renewed and vigorous scholarly quest for the historical Jesus is underway. Now this paperback edition of N. T. Wright’s classic work contains even more insight with an all-new introduction by the author.

Wright challenges us to roll up our sleeves and take seriously the study of the historical Jesus. He writes, “Many Christians have been, frankly, sloppy in their thinking and talking about Jesus, and hence, sadly, in their praying and in their practice of discipleship. We cannot assume that by saying the word Jesus, still less the word Christ, we are automatically in touch with the real Jesus who walked and talked in first-century Palestine.”

The Challenge of Jesus poses a double-edged challenge: to grow in our understanding of the historical Jesus within the Palestinian world of the first century, and to follow Jesus more faithfully into the postmodern world of the twenty-first century.

  • Preface
  • Introduction by N. T. Wright
  • 1. The Challenge of Studying Jesus
  • 2. The Challenge of the Kingdom
  • 3. The Challenge of the Symbols
  • 4. The Crucified Messiah
  • 5. Jesus and God
  • 6. The Challenge of Easter
  • 7. Walking to Emmaus in a Postmodern World
  • 8. The Light of the World
  • Notes


Pages: 217
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Published: 2015
ISBN-10: 0830836969
ISBN-13: 9780830836963

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