The Day the Revolution Began: Reconsidering the Meaning of Jesus's Crucifixion

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HarperCollins, Oct 11, 2016 - Religion - 448 pages

The renowned scholar, Anglican bishop, and bestselling author widely considered to be the heir to C. S. Lewis contemplates the central event at the heart of the Christian faith—Jesus’ crucifixion—arguing that the Protestant Reformation did not go far enough in transforming our understanding of its meaning.

In The Day the Revolution Began, N. T. Wright once again challenges commonly held Christian beliefs as he did in his acclaimed Surprised by Hope. Demonstrating the rigorous intellect and breathtaking knowledge that have long defined his work, Wright argues that Jesus’ death on the cross was not only to absolve us of our sins; it was actually the beginning of a revolution commissioning the Christian faithful to a new vocation—a royal priesthood responsible for restoring and reconciling all of God’s creation.

Wright argues that Jesus’ crucifixion must be understood within the much larger story of God’s purposes to bring heaven and earth together. The Day the Revolution Began offers a grand picture of Jesus’ sacrifice and its full significance for the Christian faith, inspiring believers with a renewed sense of mission, purpose, and hope, and reminding them of the crucial role the Christian faith must play in protecting and shaping the future of the world.

 

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The Day the Revolution Began: Reconsidering the Meaning of the Crucifixion is an invigorating exploration of the meaning of the death and resurrection of Jesus. Wright maintains that for far too long ... Read full review

Contents

A Vitally Important Scandal
The Cross in Its FirstCentury Setting
The Covenant of Vocation
In All the Scriptures
The Divine Presence and the Forgiveness of Sins
Suffering Redemption and Love
New Goal New Humanity
Jesuss Special Passover
Paul and the Cross
The Death of Jesus in Pauls Letter to the Romans
The Death of Jesus in Pauls Letter to the Romans
Passover People
The Powers and the Power of Love
Acknowledgments
Subject Index
About the Author

The Story of the Rescue
About the Publisher

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N. T. Wright, one of the world’s leading Bible scholars, is the chair of New Testament and Early Christianity at the School of Divinity at the University of St. Andrews, an Anglican bishop, and bestselling author. Featured on ABC News, The Colbert Report, Dateline, and Fresh Air, Wright is the award-winning author of Simply Good News, Simply Jesus, Simply Christian, Surprised by Hope, How God Became King, Scripture and the Authority of God, Surprised by Scripture, and The Case for the Psalms, as well as the recent translation of the New Testament The Kingdom New Testament and the much heralded series Christian Origins and the Question of God.

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