Wright's accessible new volume, built on his Cambridge University Hulsean Lectures of 2004, takes a fresh look at Paul in light of recent understandings of his Jewish roots, his attitude toward the Roman Empire, and his unique reframing of Jewish symbols in relation to his experience of the risen Christ. Then Wright attempts a short systematic account of the main theological contours of Paul's thought and its pertinence for the church today.
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Definitely a hard listen. It's like reading a commentary on audio. I found myself having to rewind to listen again to what he says many times. If you want to really understand what he's saying I would suggest buying the book instead for this.
I liked this book, but honestly, it was difficult to get through. The book is deep and not always easy to understand. I wish the writing was a little easier to grasp. Often I found the language complex when simplicity would have been more appropriate.
I am an amateur philosopher and a competent theoligian with a heart to learn and inspire others to authentic and meaningful living
Audio books are great means of accessing information. This is a technical book on that deals with the search for the historic Paul and attempts to reframe Paul away from the superational deconstruction that led to the idea that Paul was the founder of Christianity and not Jesus. N.T. Wright is a reputable scholar and his material is very accessible and understandable for those wanting an introduction in this NT issue.
Great voice and pace
This was a good book - the only down side is that the reader obviously did not know how to properly pronounce some of the words - especially when the original languages were referred to. It took me a few times to hear certain Greek words in the context of how he was using them to put together what he was talking about.
NT Wright's scholarship is top notch.
A Refreshing Reading of Paul
Hard book to get through, one must pay full attention and even then he is really hard to follow.
But there are some interesting tid bits I've walked away with, so it was not necessarily a waste of time.
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