The Day the Revolution Began Hardback

Rethinking the Meaning of Jesus' Crucifixion

by Tom Wright;

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Tom Wright gives the crucifixion full attention in a book that offers up a revolutionary way of seeing Jesus' sacrifice.

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The Day the Revolution Began

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'How can the death of one man two thousand years ago have any relevance for me today?

Why did Jesus have to die?

The greater the claim, the sharper the question...Why should this one be different?

What possible sense can we make of the idea of someone dying for someone else, let alone dying 'for their sins'?

How on earth can the violent death of an apparently innocent man be understood as a victory over 'the rulers and authorities'?

And - perhaps the greatest and most challenging question of all - in what sense can this terrible event we seen, as the earliest Christians insisted it ought to be, as the ultimate revelation of divine love?'

In The Day the Revolution Began Tom Wright invites you to consider the full meaning of the event at the heart of the Christian faith - Jesus' crucifixion.As he did in his acclaimed Surprised by Hope, Wright once again challenges commonly held beliefs, this time arguing that the Protestant Reformation did not go far enough in reshaping our understanding of the Cross.With his characteristic rigour and incisiveness, he goes back to the New Testament to show that Jesus' death not only releases us from the guilt and power of sin, but is nothing less than the beginning of a world-wide revolution that continues to this day - a revolution that creates and energises a movement responsible for restoring and reconciling the whole of God's creation.

The Day the Revolution Began will take you to a new level in your appreciation of the meaning of Jesus' sacrifice: opening up its powerful and amazing implications, inspiring you with a renewed sense of purpose and hope, and reminding you of the crucial role you can play in the world-transforming movement that Jesus started.

The Day the Revolution Began by Tom Wright was published by SPCK Publishing in October 2016 and is our 100th best seller. The ISBN for The Day the Revolution Began is 9780281061457.

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Part One: Introduction

1. A Vitally Important Scandal

    Why the Cross?

2. Wrestling with the Cross, Then and Now

3. The Cross in Its First-Century Setting

Part Two: "In Accordance With the Bible": The Stories of Israel

4. The Covenant of Vocation

5. "In All Scriptures"

6. The Divine Presence and the Forgiveness of Sins

7. Suffering, Redemption, and Love

Part Three: The Revolutionary Rescue

8. New Goal, New Humanity

9. Jesus' Special Passover

10. The Story of the Rescue

11. Paul and the Cross

    Apart from Romans

12. The Death of Jesus in Paul's Letter to the Romans

    The New Exodus

13. The Death of Jesus in Paul's Letter to the Romans

    Passover and Atonement 

Part Four: The Revolution Continues

14. Passover People

15. The Powers and the Power of Love


Scripture Index

Subject Index


Details for The Day the Revolution Began

Page last updated 14th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherSPCK Publishing (October 2016)
Number of Pages304
Thickness22 mm
Height216 mm
Width138 mm
Product Code4435454
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