How God Became King : The Forgotten Story of the Gospels

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 3/13/2012
  • Publisher: Harpercollins
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New Testament scholar N.T. Wright reveals how we have been misreading the Gospels for centuries, powerfully restoring the lost central story of the Scripture: that the coronation of God through the acts of Jesus was the climax of human history. Wright fills the gaps that centuries of misdirection have opened up in our collective spiritual story, tracing a narrative from Eden, to Jesus, to today. Wright's powerful re-reading of the Gospels helps us re-align the focus of our spiritual beliefs, which have for too long been focused on the afterlife. Instead, the forgotten story of the Gospels reveals why we should understand that our real charge is to sustain and cooperating with God's kingdom here and now. Echoing the triumphs of Simply Christian and The Meaning of Jesus, Wright's How God Became King is required reading for any Christian searching to understand their mission in the world today.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
The Empty Cloak
The Missing Middlep. 3
The Opposite Problemp. 25
All Body, No Cloak
The Inadequate Answersp. 41
adjusting the volume
The Story of Israelp. 61
The Story of Jesus as the Story of Israel's Godp. 83
The Launching of God's Renewed Peoplep. 105
The Clash of the Kingdomsp. 127
The Kingdom and the Cross
Where We Get Stuckp. 157
Enlightenment, Power, and Empire
Kingdom and Cross in Four Dimensionsp. 175
Kingdom and Crossp. 211
The Remaking of Meanings
Creed, Canon, and Gospel
How to Celebrate God's Storyp. 253
Further Readingp. 277
Scripture Indexp. 279
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