Before discussing a subject, Wright often begins by dealing with the potential pitfalls of contemporary linguistics:
This is where our word “belief” can be inadequate or even misleading. What the early Christians meant by “belief” included both believing that God had DONE certain things and believing IN the God who had done them. This is not belief that God exists, though clearly that is involved, too, but loving, grateful trust.
-N.T. Wright, Simply Christian, p.207