Interpreting Jesus

Essays on the Gospels

by N. T. Wright

On Sale: 2020-07-14

Book Summary

In-depth studies on the Bible, Jesus, and Paul by the most influential New Testament interpreter of our time.

About the Book

Draws together the most important articles on Jesus and the gospels by distinguished scholar and author N. T. Wright.

Interpreting Jesus puts into one volume the development of Wright's thought on this subject over the last three decades. It collects the essays—written for a wide variety of publications—that led up to his groundbreaking book Jesus and the Victory of God, and it includes such wide-ranging themes as:

  • The Biblical Roots of Trinitarian Theology
  • The History, Eschatology, and New Creation in John's Gospel
  • The Evangelists' Use of the Old Testament as an Implicit Overarching Narrative
  • And The Public Meaning of the Gospels

Interpreting Jesus displays Wright's engaging prose, his courage to go where few have gone, and his joy to bridge the work of the academy and the church.

Here is a rich feast for any serious student of the Bible, especially of the New Testament. Detailed, incisive, and exquisitely nuanced exegesis, this collection will reward you with a clearer, deeper, and more informed appreciation of the recent advances in Jesus studies, and their significance for theology today.

Many of the included studies have never been published or were made available only in hard-to-find larger volumes and journals.


'A trilogy of N. T. Wright's seminal essays on Scripture and hermeneutics, Jesus and the Gospels, and Paul and his Letters with a number of brand-new contributions thrown in for good measure? Count me in! For roughly three decades now, Wright's voice has been among the most valuable and valued by both the church and the academy. Rightly so! This three-volume collection--which will prove to be a treasure trove for serious students as well as for scholars of Bible, history, and theology--reveals why time and again.'

'Few, if any, modern biblical scholars have written with the depth and breadth of N. T. Wright. These essays, from a wide variety of settings and publications, are full of treasures, old and new--even some modifications of earlier positions. They will delight Wright enthusiasts, challenge his critics, and educate all readers. No biblical scholar, theologian, or theological student should be ignorant of the most recent Wright perspectives on so many aspects of Scripture, Jesus, and Paul.'

'Just when I wondered what N. T. Wright might write next we get a 3 volume circus of revolving themes and perspectives and worldviews that illustrate why Wright is the most influential biblical scholar in the English-speaking world: Wright is one of the few who shapes conversations in both Gospels studies and Pauline studies. These essays bring to the front Wright's engaging prose, his undeniable courage to go where few have gone, and his joy to bridge the work of the academy and the church. Another treasure trove of studies.'

'N. T. Wright's collection of essays on Jesus, Paul, and Scripture are a brilliant trilogy of Wright's miscellaneous works. It is not only convenient to have them all together in one literary deposit, but they deserve reading as Wright waxes eloquently and with wisdom about who is Jesus, why is Paul so controversial, the atonement, the church, and how the Bible is authoritative today. An important part of the Wrightonian corpus for present and future generations or for anyone who wrestles with Jesus, Paul, God, and Scripture.'

Product Details

  • Imprint: Zondervan Academic
  • On Sale: 2020-07-14
  • Pages: 368
  • Publisher: Zondervan Academic
  • Series: Collected Essays of N. T. Wright
  • Publication Date: 2020-07-14
  • Trim Size: 159.000mm x 235.000mm x 27.000mm
  • Weight: 611.000gr
  • Category 1 : RELIGION / Biblical Criticism & Interpretation / New Testament
  • Category 2 : RELIGION / Biblical Studies / New Testament
  • Category 3 : RELIGION / Christianity / History
  • Category 4 : RELIGION / Christian Ministry / Pastoral Resources