How God Became King: The Forgotten Story of the Gospels

How God Became King: The Forgotten Story of the Gospels

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By (author) Fellow and Chaplain N T Wright

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  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Format: Hardback | 282 pages
  • Dimensions: 157mm x 231mm x 33mm | 408g
  • Publication date: 13 March 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0061730572
  • ISBN 13: 9780061730573
  • Sales rank: 46,930

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Foundational: The four gospels come directly fromthe ancient church and are among the primary sourcesfor the church's teachings.Familiar: Since Christian worship services began, areading from the gospels has played a central role.Studied: For over two hundred years scholars havechallenged and defended the central claims of thegospels: miracles, historical accuracy, the divinity ofJesus, and more.But Forgotten: Still, leading Bible scholar N. T.Wright reveals shocking news: We have all forgottenwhat the four gospels are about."Despite centuries of intense and heavy industryexpended on the study of all sorts of features of thegospels," Wright writes, "we have often managed tomiss the main thing that they, all four of them, aremost eager to tell us. What we need is not just a bitof fine-tuning, an adjustment here and there. We needa fundamental rethink about what the gospels aretrying to tell us."What Wright offers is an opportunity to confront thesepowerful texts afresh, as if we are encountering themfor the first time. How God Became King reveals thesurprising, unexpected, and shocking news of thegospels: this is the story of a new king, a new kind ofking, a king who has changed everything, and a kingwho invites us to be part of his new world.

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"Wright is a scholar who writes as if the material he engages actually matters for the church and the world it lives in... and has again done the church a great favor in presenting the gospel story as the story of God and his kingdom on earth."--Englewood Review of Books