If anyone is interested in Biblical schollarship or first-century history and/or bacground on Christianity, these three books look like they might be must-haves. I'd be interested in validating them if anyone is willing to scan. All three books are by N. T. Wright. They are:
The New Testament and the People of God Jesus and the Victory of God The Resurrection of the Son of God Kelby Doomed DragonIt is quite easy for me to think of a God of love mainly because I grew up in a family where love was central and where lovely relationships were ever present. It is quite easy for me to think of the universe as basically friendly mainly because of my uplifting hereditary and environmental circumstances. It is quite easy for me to lean more toward optimism than pessimism about human nature mainly because of my childhood experiences. It is impossible to get at the roots of one's religious attitudes without taking in account the psychological and historical factors that play upon the individual.
--Martin Luther King, Jr.If the people who started wars didn't make them sacred, who would be foolish enough to fight?
--Rhett ButlerTrue or false, that which is said of men often occupies as important a place in their lives, and above all in their destinies, as that which they do.
--Victor HugoIt is not true that the saints and the great contemplatives never loved created things, and had no understanding or appreciation of the world, with its sights and sounds and the people living in it. They loved everything and everyone.
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