A Few Brief Words on N.T. Wright’s: The Resurrection of the Son of God

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A Guest Article by Andrew Livingston

If there are any people out there more often and more confidently quoted by Christian apologists and their fans than N.T. Wright, there can’t be all that many of them. [1] And there is no work of his more often held in their confidence than “The Resurrection of the Son of God”. [2]

Perhaps that has misled me. Perhaps the title of that book, combined with its constant quotations or recommendations by evangelists and apologists, has given me the wrong idea about its target audience. Now that I’ve read it my take is that while converting outsiders was probably an item somewhere on Wright’s list of priorities it wasn’t very high up on that list. He mainly addresses people who already think of themselves as Christians but who have too liberal an interpretation of what that means. In other words, Wright has at most…

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  • What an excellent review!

    I completely agree with Andrew’s criticism of Tom Wright’s unconvincing spin on the failed end-times predictions. From what I can gather few New Testament scholars have been persuaded by Wright’s arguments which are in reality apologetic in motivation.

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