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I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this also I believe, –that unless I believed, I should not understand.-- St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Wednesdays With Wright: The Book of Acts, 10

2 comments:

PopLid said...

OK, I’m trying to understand what Wright is proclaiming. In this video, he interprets ACTS as saying that the long awaited “something” was starting. But what? What, exactly were the apostles saying was happening? Not what we, including Wright, 2000 years later, have interpreted as having happened. What were the apostles saying was happening? Is that “something” clearly identified by the apostles? Wright seems to be saying that it was. Was it an event, a series of events, or an “age”. Because 2000 years have intervened, we say it was an age, right? But what were they saying?

Allan Bevere said...

Hi, Frank,

In short, the NT writers are proclaiming that in Jesus God's kingdom was breaking in and fulfilling Israel's story of deliverance, which was also now a story of deliverance for the whole world. They clearly understood that the kingdom had not arrived in its fullness, but that it had entered into human history. The evidence of this was Jesus' resurrection.