Jesus told the Sadducees that they were wrong because they knew neither the scriptures nor the power of God.
Taking this as a linking theme, Tom Wright examines accounts of the events from Palm Sunday to Easter as they appear in the gospels of Matthew and of John, looking at these familiar passages from many unfamiliar angles to help us see them afresh.
Both Matthew and John understand the events of Jesus’ last week as the climax of the entire biblical narrative, and as the great moment when God’s power – made known, paradoxically, in the human weakness of Jesus himself – was unveiled for the rescue and remaking of the world.
Tom Wright follows the crescendo of the narrative through nine sections, tracking the story through the days from Palm Sunday to Easter, and bringing it once more vibrantly to life.
TOM WRIGHT is Bishop of Durham, and the author of a number of books both scholarly and popular, including The Challenge of Jesus and the For Everyone series of guides to the New Testament.