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    DescriptionWe have grown used to the battles over Jesus--whether he was human or divine, whether he could do miracles or just inspire them, whether he even existed. Much of the church defends tradition, while critics take shots at the institution and its beliefs. But what if these debates have masked the real story of Jesus? What if even Jesus's defenders have been so blinded by their focus on defending the church's traditions that they have failed to grapple with what the New Testament really teaches?Bible scholar, Anglican bishop, and bestselling author N. T. Wright summarizes a lifetime of study of Jesus and the New Testament in order to present for a general audience who Jesus was and is. In Simply Jesus, we are invited to hear one of our leading scholars introduce the story of the carpenter's son from Nazareth as if we were hearing it for the first time. "Jesus--the Jesus we might discover if we really looked," explains Wright, "is larger, more disturbing, more urgent than we had ever imagined. We have successfully managed to hide behind other questions and to avoid the huge, world-shaking challenge of Jesus's central claim and achievement. It is we, the churches, who have been the real reductionists. We have reduced the kingdom of God to private piety; the victory of the cross to comfort for the conscience; Easter itself to a happy, escapist ending after a sad, dark tale. Piety, conscience, and ultimate happiness are important, but not nearly as important as Jesus himself." As the church faces the many challenges of the twenty-first century, Wright has presented a vision of Jesus that more than meets them.


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    Title
    Simply Jesus
    Subtitle
    A New Vision of Who He Was, What He Did, and Why He Matters
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Fellow and Chaplain N T Wright
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780062084392
    ISBN 10: 0062084399
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.1
    BIC E4L: REL
    BIC subject category V2: HRCV
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    DC21: 232.901
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HRCG, HRCS
    Ingram Subject Code: RL
    Libri: I-RL
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15420
    B&T Approval Code: A13707600
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    BISAC V2.8: REL070000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    BISAC V2.8: REL067040, REL006040
    B&T Approval Code: A13603200
    DC22: 232.901
    BISAC V2.8: REL012120, REL006710
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 232.9/01
    LC classification: BT203 .W75 2011
    Ingram Theme: ASPT/RELGAS
    Thema V1.0: QRMP, QRM, QRVX, QRVC, QRMF13
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Publication date
    25 October 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    When today's leading New Testament theologian has something new to say about anything, readers pay attention. In his latest work, he again exhibits his gift for making in-depth scholarship vivid and accessible.--Kimberly Mauck, The Christian Chronicle