Tom Wright and the Search for Truth: A Theological Evaluation 2nd edition revised and expanded

Tom Wright and the Search for Truth: A Theological Evaluation 2nd edition revised and expanded

by Tom Holland

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Now revised and extended answering issues critics made concerning the first edition. This is a book that every serious reader of the bible needs to engage with.

The Search for Truth is an impressively comprehensive critique of Tom Wright's scholarship. It covers his theological method, the controversy over his theology of justification, and even his Christology. Not only that, but Holland also provides a rival constructive theology and narrative substructure in his new exodus motif. There are very few scholars who could have written this book, but Tom Holland has risen to the challenge, and he has left the church and the academy a wonderful gift that will prove to serve as a useful guide for years to come. Whether you are relatively new to the current debates in Pauline theology or are well versed in the field, you will gain much theological fruit and edification from the time spent reading Tom Holland's The Search for Truth.
- Mark Baker part of a review in Books at a Glance

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781912445127
Publisher: Apiary Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 06/05/2020
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 490
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.99(d)

About the Author

Tom Holland trained as an engineer but, following a strong sense of God's call to Christian service, he left this field of specialisation to study theology. After graduating from London University, he accepted an invitation to establish a church 25 miles south of Cambridge. The church grew rapidly and he served as its pastor. During this time, he became aware that there was far more of the Old Testament in the New Testament than was recognised. Believing that this insight was the key to a better understanding of the New Testament, he gave himself to researching this topic. The following 18 years caused his understanding to make huge adjustments as he came to value the vital link between the content of the two testaments.
He retired from the church after 19 years of service in Letchworth and planted a second church in a nearby town, which has grown to be a thriving congregation. While serving this church he was invited to become New Testament lecturer at what is now Union School of Theology. He lectured at the school for 25 years, and during this time he gained his PhD from the University of Wales.
Dr Holland became the Director of Biblical Research at the School, supervising over 20 students as they worked for their own doctoral degrees and teaching at undergraduate and post-graduate levels. During this time he continued to share the leadership of the church he'd planted, engaging in his own biblical research while writing books that have received warm endorsements from world leaders of New Testament research.
In his retirement, Tom continues his writing and wider teaching as the Senior Research Fellow of Union School of Theology. He is married to Barbara and has 3 daughters and six grandchildren.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Probing the Contours of Recent Research

Chapter 2: Probing Saul and His Political Identity

Chapter 3: Probing Paul and His Theological Identity

Chapter 4: Probing Paul and His Intellectual Identity

Chapter 5: Probing Further Uses of Hellenistic Language and Imagery

Chapter 6: Probing Paul’s Use of Second Temple Literature

Chapter 7: Probing Paul’s Understanding of the Person of Christ (Christology)

Chapter 8: Probing Paul’s Doctrine of the Atonement

Chapter 9: Probing Wright’s Doctrine of Justification

Chapter 10: Probing Paul’s Doctrine of Justification

Chapter 11: Probing the Doctrine of Justification in Romans and Galatians

Chapter 12: Probing Justification in the Remainder of Paul’s Letters

Chapter 13: Reconciling Conflict and Review

Chapter 14 Probing Issues Raised in Reviews

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