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  1. evangelist6589

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    A FB friend of mine was singing his praises and pointed me to his The Resurrection of the Son of God book, however it looks deep and at 740 pages not sure I can handle such a book, especially since I am no longer in seminary. Greek Tim is in school so he does not understand my situation, but I have got wonder how many laymen read such books? Does any laymen (former graduate students, and not working in ministry FT) read these kinds of books. Are there any?
     
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    If you set yourself to read NT Wright you will be blessed and most certainly challenged.
     
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    That is a good book, but very heavy and a lot of info that some may find unimportant. He truly left no stone unturned. If you were inclined to read Wright, he does write on the lay level as well as the academic level. For example, his book Surprised by Hope hits on the salient points that I think you, Evan####, would benefit the most that is similarly related to the resurrection. Give it a look see.

    Wright's academic books (especially his Christian origins and the question of God series) is VERY heavy. It is a slow read b/c there is so much on every page. I think the first two books, NT and the people of God & Jesus and the victory of God are better. I still haven't read the newest volumes on Paul.

    PS I finished my ThM this summer. So I'm out of school until I go on for a PhD (if ever).
     
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    YOU read NT Wright? I find that hard to believe. Explain please..
     
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    I read such books :). NT Wright is often challenging, but rarely a dull read. I don't always agree with him but I never go away without disappointed.
     
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    I see. I may have to buy a book. I have hard this view before in that when we die we stay on the earth with a temporary body until the due time for our new body. So what say you what are the living dead doing at this time? Are they looking at me?
     
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    Okay GreekTim is cost me $10.78 + Free Shipping on Ebay for this book Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church. I hope I do not regret doing this.

    You must sit around reading books all day do you? How many books do you have in your library?
     
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    Yes there are lay people that read such heavy books. I started reading seminary level books in high school during the summer. It was not unusual to see me with a 7 or 800 page book. My husband I both read and discuss books. We are working on Systematic Theology right now. While it is written at an accessible level it sparks a lot of discussion.
     
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    And you find that hard to believe because???? I actually gradumakated after finishing "hukt on foniks".
     
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    Which one? I have Erickson and Grudem. Deep but there are much deeper ones.
     
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    Well you read a book on inerrancy the other month so maybe I am wrong about you.
     
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    Oh that is an easy question (for most). Anything that does not line up with what I believe to be absolute truth. :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    That's heresy! :laugh: .... then again....if that's the common definition that most believe, then I guess it would be orthodox...:rolleyes:
     
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    I think you will enjoy this. It will help give a good understanding of life after life after death (and yes I meant to put it like that).

    Now that I'm finished w/ my ThM, I haven't been reading that much. And my library is quite small because I use my pastor's library (he's a PhD in theology from Marquette) and a seminary library. I wish I owned everything I read. But alas, I do not. In fact, I only own 2 NT Wright books (How God became King & Climax of the Covenant), the latter I have not even read yet b/c I left it in the States (grrrrrr). All the rest, I have checked it out from other sources. That's one reason why you go to a church w/ an educated pastor. :D
     
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    I'm in the ministry, and while I consider it a full time calling, I also have a job to pay the bills. I would have no problem reading a book of this magnitude (length, heaviness of content, etc.). I typically have 2 or 3 books going at one time. It's like watching several TV shows. Of course, I don't always have theological books in the rotation. I read for leisure/pleasure as well as spiritual growth.

    I will admit that I place a lot more emphasis on what the Scripture says than on what someone else says the Scripture says.
     
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    That is silly... b/c you are interpreting Scripture and thus you are just one more person of "what someone else says the Scripture says." The spiral continues. God gave to the church teachers for a reason.
     
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    Ummm...what? I'm not saying that I don't listen to what others say, I'm just saying I would rather emphasize Scripture over someone else's interpretation. Or are you saying that me simply reading the Scripture will taint what the Scripture says, because I'm going to apply previous lessons to what I read?
     
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    I think that what he is saying is you are doing exactly the same thing that those authors are doing - interpreting what the text means. But I agree with you in that when we read something, we weigh what they are saying against Scripture and teach Scripture. Our audience should do the same (in effect, we are to our audience exactly what those authors are to us as we deliver our interpretation of Scripture).
     
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