Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, a professing Christian, apparently owns all three volumes of N.T. Wright’s COQG series. Rudd was interviewed for a book about the faith of Australian PMs by author Roy Williams:
Rudd told Williams that he had all three volumes of Anglican bishop N.T. Wright’s magnum opus: The New Testament and the People of God; Jesus and the Victory of God; and The Resurrection of the Son of God.“The Resurrection tome is a very good tome”, he said.
Rudd described the “whole Jesus revolution” as in many respects being “about the radical proposition of putting others first and yourself last. Not making yourself public but having yourself as a private human being who acts correctly but, like with the widow’s mite, is not wishing to be seen with a great flourish of grandeur and glory”. This was entirely revolutionary within the western tradition at the time, he said.
Like him or loathe him, at least he’s reading some good biblical studies books.
Read more about Rudd and Resurrection – and if you know about his recent political come back it has all the more irony – here.