“It isn’t just that we’ve all misread the gospels, though I think that’s broadly true. It is more that we haven’t really read them at all. We have fitted them into the framework of ideas and beliefs that we have acquired from other sources.
What is N.T. Wright really getting at? Is he correct in his assessment? If so, where did we go wrong? And how can we really read the gospels as they were intended to be read? In his book How God Became King: The Forgotten Story of the Gospels, Wright continues, “I want in this book to allow them [the four gospels], as far as I can, to speak for themselves. Not everyone will like the results.”
I must say that this is BOLD on Wright’s part. Has he figured out how we should read the Gospels? The more important question is, Can anyone make such a claim?
At the moment I’m reading Wright’s How God Became King, seeing where it leads. And though I’m no biblical scholar, I believe I can make a few judgments about its contents.