This first volume in the Christian Origins and the Question of God series provides a historical, theological, and literary study of first-century Judaism and Christianity. Wright offers a preliminary discussion of the meaning of the word "god" within those cultures, as he explores the ways in which developing an understanding of those first-century cultures are of relevance for the modern world. By examining the history, social make-up, worldview, beliefs, and hope of Palestinian Judaism, Wright introduces you to the world of Judaism as situated within the world of Greco-Roman culture.
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Date:June 13, 2003
Rev. David Adams
The most complete look at life at the time of Jesus I have ever read. Wright looks at all the evidence, not just the evidence his theological biases appreciate, and comes up with a fresh new approach to life when Jesus walked the earth. His thorough scholarship and use of the tests of history gives a new picture of life in that time that explains many things that otherwise puzzle us about the Bible.