Friday, July 29, 2011

Friday Book Giveaway!

This week I am giving a way a copy N.T. Wright's Paul In Fresh Perspective (Fortress, 2005). This is one of the books that you should read if you want to know how Wright thinks about the New Perspective on Paul and his belief that Paul was countering the Roman Empire with his claims about Jesus. Whether you agree or not, you should read it.

Here is the blurb.

"For me," says N.T.Wright, "there has been no more stimulating exercise, for the mind, the heart, the imagination and the spirit, than trying to think Paul's thoughts after him and constantly to be stirred up to fresh glimpses of God's ways and purposes with the world and with us strange human creatures." 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.

Part One Themes 1. Paul's World, Paul's Legacy 2. Creation and Covenant 3.Messiah and Apocalyptic 4. Gospel and Empire

Part Two Structures 5. Rethinking God 6. Reworking God's People 7. Reimagining God's Future 8. Paul, Jesus, and the Task of the Church

You know the drill by now. Put your name below and I will choose a winner sometime on Sunday, July 31. Once announced, the winner will have five days to claim the prize.

34 comments:

  1. Charlotte Yamada

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  2. Believe it or not, I don't have to this one Dr. Byron.

    Chris Price

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  3. I love NT Wright, I own many of his books, but not this one!

    thanks for sharing!

    -Adam Parker

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  4. I've only read one N.T. Wright book, and it wasn't this one. He seems to be a very popular writer among many people.

    Beth Hoffman

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  5. Julie Murdock - who is just finishing "Surprised by Hope" and is fascinated by N. T. Wright!

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  6. Greetings from that state up north...

    Viktoria Locher

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  7. David Paul Smith. Pick me, if not because I have a plain vanilla name - "David Smith - do so because the name of this book is my middle name.

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  8. Add me. Rob Schlatter

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  9. im in! Noah Schumacher.

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  10. Please put me in the drawing, Jerry L

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  11. Annie Foerster wants to win the book :-)

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  12. Matthew Williams

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