After You Believe: The Forgotten Role of Virtue in the Christian Life
304 pp., 24.99
After You Believe
It deserves to be said: one reason so many people read Tom Wright today is because he can write prose that is flat-out captivating. Like this: in discussing love, Wright says the "English word 'love' is trying to do so many different jobs at the same time that someone really ought to sit down with it and teach it how to delegate." But those early Christians, who found the Greek word agape, "seem to have settled quickly on this word as the best available one, and they then gave it the fresh privilege of carrying a new depth of meaning in which some aspects of its previous career were highlighted and others were set aside." Vintage Wright.
Scot McKnight is Karl A. Olsson Professor in Religious Studies at North Park University.
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