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Point Loma Nazarene University In Fresh Perspective by NT Wright Paper

Point Loma Nazarene University

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This will be a reading response paper written in response to Paul. The reading response papers should do three things: (1) Briefly summarize key points from the reading, (2) critically reflect and evaluate the author’s ideas and assertions, and (3) articulate what arguments and assertions were illuminating, or helpful, or provocative. Make clear and specific points while demonstrating engagement with the reading for best results. Each reading response shouldbe 4 full pages, double spaced, Times New Roman or Helvetica, 12 pt. font. We were assigned to read chapter 1-8 for this assignment.

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Running head: IN FRESH PERSPECTIVE BY N. T. WRIGHT

In Fresh Perspective by N. T. Wright
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IN FRESH PERSPECTIVE BY N. T. WRITE

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Introduction
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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