Why Christianity Makes SenseBook - 2006
A noted Christian scholar and Anglican bishop explains what Christianity is and how it can help address the most troubling issues of the twenty-first century.
Why is justice fair? Why are so many people pursuing spirituality? Why do we crave relationship? And why is beauty so beautiful? N. T. Wright argues that each of these questions takes us into the mystery of who God is and what he wants from us. For two thousand years Christianity has claimed to answer these mysteries, and this renowned biblical scholar and Anglican bishop shows that it still does today. Like C. S. Lewis did in his classic Mere Christianity, Wright makes the case for Christian faith from the ground up, assuming that the reader is starting from ground zero with no predisposition to and perhaps even some negativity toward religion in general and Christianity in particular. His goal is to describe Christianity in as simple and accessible, yet hopefully attractive and exciting, a way as possible, both to say to outsides 'You might want to look at this further,' and to say to insiders 'You may not have quite understood this bit clearly yet.'
A Mere Christianity for a new generation from a leading Christian scholar and Anglican bishop.
“Wright offers us a genial, intelligent view of Christianity, and [Simply Christian] invites us to compare his work with C.S. Lewis’s classic in the same vein, Mere Christianity.” —Washington Post
Though originally published in 2006, N.T. Wright’s Simply Christian has already reached the status of a classic of biblical scholarship. Wright, Bishop of Durham for the Church of England, has been called “the world’s leading New Testament scholar” by Newsweek, and Simply Christian an “outstanding” treatise on Christianity that “will confirm, challenge, and deepen your grasp of Christian faith and practice” by Christianity Today.
A noted Christian scholar and Anglican bishop explains what Christianity is and how it can help us address the most troubling issues of the twenty-first century. 30,000 first printing.