"N. T. Wright [is] one of the most formidable of traditionalist Bible scholars."
—Richard N. Ostling,
"With this brilliant and thoroughly argued book, N. T. Wright has established himself as the leading British Jesus scholar of his generation. He thinks we can know quite a bit about the aims and beliefs of Jesus—not just about what he said and did but about the mind of Jesus himself."
Author of Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time
"Tom Wright's bold and brilliant book challenges us to rethink everything we thought we knew about the Jesus of history. Wright masterfully surveys the field of research on Jesus and proposes a fresh account of Jesus as a first-century Jewish apocalyptic prophet. . . . The result? A portrait of Jesus that situates him firmly 'on the ground' in the politics of first-century Judaism while integrating the data of the Gospel traditions in original and surprising ways. Wright's sweeping hypothesis, presented in delightfull lucid prose, sets a benchmark for all subsequent investigations of the historical Jesus."
—Richard B. Hays
Duke University Divinity School