It has been over a decade since N.T. Wright published his third volume in his Christian Origins and the Question of God series. That volume, The Resurrection of the Son of God, argued for the historical veracity of Christ’s resurrection, maintained its centrality in Christian doctrine, and located it within the broader context of his own reconstruction of the New Testament’s historical setting. The fourth volume in the series, Paul and the Faithfulness of God is due out on November 1st.
The most anticipated release of the year, coverage at SBL and on the blogosphere will be heavy. For our part here at CBD, we have an interview scheduled with Dr. Wright that should hit this blog in early November. However, to get things started the good folks over at Fortress Press have produced four videos (below) featuring Wright discussing his new book with Michael Bird (and a few other folks). Having read a few chapters of this book, I can tell you it is worth every ounce of time you can sink into it. Wright is a brilliant writer; not only does he do an outstanding job of covering the details of Paul’s life and letters with clarity, but he lays out his historiographical agenda in scintillating fashion.