Pro-tip from one of my grad school professors: if you’re reading something academic read the intro, then the conclusion. You’re not trying to avoid spoilers, you’re trying to learn something.
Understanding the authors starting point and the thrust of their message will help you understand what they’re trying to say as they develop their thesis.
I’ll probably re-read the intro and conclusion for this one and take some notes before I get into the rest of the book. As Marty McFly would say: this is heavy.
(Was this an excuse to share NT Wright’s hilarious put downs of Historians, Theologians, and Literary Theorists? ¯_(ツ)_/¯ )