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Israel's story- applied to me?
Having finished the first, I am working my way though the second of NT Wright’s Christian Origins series and find it an exhilirating, mind and spirit expanding process. I had been hoping to find some padding in the text,which I could skip, but no luck so far (I’m at page 300, only 360 to go).
The controlling story is of course Israel’s exile and exodus and the way in which Jesus recapitulates that in final and definitive form.
I wonder whether the story of Israel is a fruitful template for the individual Christian’s spiritual journey? I could see how my own life could be interpreted as disobedience, exile (into the pain of idolatry of many sorts over many years), the call from God to travel back into his kingdom and then working through that in response to the story of Jesus.
Does this seem plausible to anyone? Has NT Wright or anyone else written on this?