What is Christianity? A philosophy? A set of ideas? A path to spirituality? A rule of life? Is it even a political agenda?
Christianity is none of these things, yet it includes and, indeed, gives energy to them all. Christianity is a way of life. It is rooted in the good news revealed by an event that rocked the world. And those who believe this good news and live by it experience deep and lasting change.
This is Paul’s message to the Corinthians – and to us today.
Making use of his true scholar’s understanding, yet writing in an approachable and anecdotal style, Wright shows us the liveliness of cosmopolitan Corinth, and reveals the wisdom and challenge of Paul’s writing, bringing out the pastoral sensitivity … and deep insight that make this letter one of Paul’s crowning achievements.
Each short passage is followed by a highly readable commentary with helpful background information. The format makes it appropriate also for daily study.
A former teacher of NT studies at the universities of Oxford, Cambridge and McGill, Tom Wright is among the most interesting and respected NT scholars currently at work. He is the author of many books, including The Challenge o… f Jesus, Twelve Months of Sundays: Reflections on Bible readings and, the first volumes in this series, Mark for Everyone and Luke for Everyone. Formerly Dean of Lichfield, he is currently Canon Theologian at Westminster Abbey and SPCK Research Fellow