Running head: IN FRESH PERSPECTIVE BY N. T. WRIGHT
In Fresh Perspective by N. T. Wright
IN FRESH PERSPECTIVE BY N. T. WRITE
N. T. Wright undertakes to explore the works of Paul in depth. He has developed a
comprehensive analysis of the biblical concepts highlighted by Paul while comparing it with
works of other authors of the bible so that he can bring out a complete exposition of the
message of Paul. In his bid to explore the whole text, he has pointed out some critical points
that he has built on extensively so that he can service his readers with a good picture of what
Paul wanted them to understand.
In the first chapter, which of course serves as the basis of his writing we realize that
his main point of argument that he wants us to understand is that Paul in his ministry
happened to live or instead experienced three “worlds” as he puts it (p. 3). These three worlds
are the second temple Judaism, the first century Hellenism and the third world was the
Roman Empire which was the ruler of Paul’s time. There are unique things that Wright
considers so that he places Paul in those three worlds. To be in the Judaism world, it meant
that Paul was in the messiah and on top of he belonged to the messiah's body. On the same
note, being in the first century Hellenism world just echoed on that fact that he physically
lived there. Lastly, being in the third world, Wright was reflecting on the event at some point,
Paul posed a counterclaim against Caesar's aspirations to world's dominion.
Proceeding to the next chapter, we find that the core point of argument here is that
Creator God is the covenant God and that his word th...
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