An Introduction to the History, Literature, and Theology of the First Christians
One of today’s most prolific biblical scholars, N. T. Wright, has collaborated with Michael F. Bird to publish a definitive volume on the New Testament, The New Testament in Its World: An Introduction to the History, Literature, and Theology of the First Christians (SPCK/Zondervan Academic, November 2019).
Distilling decades of Wright’s ground-breaking research into the origins of the New Testament, this opus details ideas and concepts as they were intended in their original context for early Christians. Simultaneously, Wright and Bird cast a vision for how modern-day believers can study and apply the New Testament with a clarified focus and mission. Instead of settling for information about how to live and what to believe, the authors clarify that the ultimate truth in the New Testament is deeply personal. It is, in fact, a person: Jesus, the one in whom God’s truth is incarnated and his purpose accomplished.
Wright believes the New Testament must be read using first-century eyes with twenty-first-century questions. The New Testament in Its World reveals the New Testament as history, literature, and theology, all at once. Wright explains, “A close reading and thick description of the New Testament will necessarily involve the messy business of history, the hard work of literary criticism, and the arduous task of theological reflection.”
Title: The New Testament in Its World
Subtitle: An Introduction to the History, Literature, and Theology of the First Christians
Authors: N.T. Wright & Michael Bird
Release Date: November 19, 2019
Category: RELIGION / Biblical Studies / New Testament
Retail Price: $54.99
Number of Pages: 944