'I'm spiritual but not religious.' It's a phrase that's often used to explain why, although they don't go to church, people still feel that life must have some kind of transcendent meaning,
But what does this 'spirituality' consist of? In Spiritual and Religious Tom Wright argues that, whether people realise it or not, they are often simply reverting to forms of ancient paganism that are very similar to those that confronted the earliest Christians.
With his characteristic verve and incisiveness, Wright traces the parallels between the worldviews of the first and twenty-first centuries and shows how a better understanding of God as Trinity can breathe fresh life into our understanding and preaching of the gospel today.
He concludes this prophetic book with a call to contemporary Christians to make a clear choice.
About the Author
Tom Wright is Research Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St Andrews. His recent books include Surprised by Scripture, Simply Good News, Paul and the Faithfulness of God, Paul and His Recent Interpreters, The Paul Debate, God in Public, Advent for Everyone: A journey through Matthew and The Day the Revolution Began (all published by SPCK).