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- A New Vision of Who He Was, What He Did, and Why He Matters
- By: N. T. Wright
- Narrated by: James Langton
- Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
“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...."
Well worth the effort
- By Anonymous User on 09-07-2019
Profoundly simple and erudite
Wright is expert at Making biblical themes simple enough to grasp, without dumbing down or eroding essential, profound truths and meaning. Wright’s approach to the the biblical Jesus is still refreshing and inspiring to me, a long time Christian. I will keep referring to this text and be more than happy to pass it on to non-believers as well.