This highly anticipated two-book fourth volume in N. T. WrightOCOs magisterial series, Christian Origins and the Question of God, is destined to become the standard reference point on the subject for all serious students of the Bible and theology. The mature summation of a lifetimeOCOs study, this landmark book pays a rich tribute to the breadth and depth of the apostleOCOs vision, and offers an unparalleled wealth of detailed insights into his life, times, and enduring impact.
Wright carefully explores the whole context of PaulOCOs thought and activityOCoJewish, Greek and Roman, cultural, philosophical, religious, and imperialOCoand shows how the apostleOCOs worldview and theology enabled him to engage with the many-sided complexities of first-century life that his churches were facing. Wright also provides close and illuminating readings of the letters and other primary sources, along with critical insights into the major twists and turns of exegetical and theological debate in the vast secondary literature. The result is a rounded and profoundly compelling account of the man who became the worldOCOs first, and greatest, Christian theologian. "