This collection of nine meditations from renowned biblical scholar and Anglican Bishop Tom (N. T.) Wright carries the week from its solemn beginnings to the dramatic conclusion on Good Friday and Easter. "I hope that these addresses," Wright says in his preface, ". . . will contribute both to the enriched understanding, and also to the empowered living out, of the vital and inexhaustible events at the heart of Christian faith."
The writings for Palm Sunday through Maundy Thursday
morning, as well as the Easter Vigil, focus on texts from the Gospel of Matthew;
Maundy Thursday evening, Good Friday, and Easter morning focus on texts from the
Gospel of John. The translations of the text are Wright’s own, taken from his
volumes Matthew for Everyone and John for Everyone in the . . .
for Everyone series published by Westminster John Knox Press.
About the Author
Tom (N. T.) Wright is the Bishop of Durham in the Church of England. He is a prolific author and noted New Testament scholar, and he was named by Christianity Today in 1999 as one of the world’s top theologians. He has written over thirty books, both at the scholarly level, including Jesus and the Victory of God, The Resurrection of the Son of God, and The Meaning of Jesus, and for a popular audience, including The Meal Jesus Gave Us (WJK) and the . . . for Everyone series of New Testament commentaries.
Table of Contents
|1||Palm Sunday mattins : the son and the stone (Matthew 21.33-46)||2|
|2||Monday of holy week : the king and the guests (Matthew 22.1-14)||12|
|3||Tuesday of holy week : the tribute and the resurrection (Matthew 22.15-33)||22|
|4||Wednesday of holy week : the law and the Lord (Matthew 22.34-46)||32|
|5||Maundy Thursday morning : humbled and exalted (Matthew 23.1-12)||42|
|6||Maundy Thursday evening : betrayal and glory (John 13.21-32)||52|
|7||Good Friday : behold the man! : behold your king! (John 19.1-16a)||58|
|8||Easter vigil : come and see! : go and tell! (Matthew 28.1-10)||68|
|9||Easter morning : new temple, new creation (John 20.1-10)||76|