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"But what does scripture say?”
That question has echoed through a thousand debates in the life of the worldwide church. All churches have officially endorsed strong statements about the centrality of scripture and its authority in their mission, life, doctrine, and discipline. But there is no agreement on what this might mean or how it might work in practice. Individuals and churches struggle with how to respond to issues such as war, homosexuality, and abortion, and especially how to interpret biblical passages that discuss these topics. These disagreements often serve to undermine our confidence in the authority of the Bible.
Bishop and Bible scholar N. T. Wright delivers a new model for how to understand the place of scripture and God’s authority in the midst of religious confusion. Wright gives new life to the old, tattered doctrine of the authority of scripture, delivering a fresh, helpful, and concise statement on how to read the Bible today, restoring scripture as a place to find God’s voice.
In this revised and expanded edition of the previously titled book The Last Word, Wright provides two case studies that delve into what it means to keep Sabbath and how Christians can defend marital monogamy. These studies offer not only bold biblical insights but also showcase Wright’s new model for how to interpret scripture and restore its role as the church’s main resource for teaching and guidance. Removing the baggage that the last 100 years of controversy and confusion have placed on this doctrine, Wright renews our confidence in the Bible and shows how it can once again serve as the living Word of God for our lives.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the nature of biblical interpretation.Published 20 hours ago by R. Grant
N.T Wright at his best. You will find no better book about the place of scripture within the theological method of the Christian faith.Published 1 month ago by Chris Yarbrough
A must read for anyone/ everyone desiring to share from the bible especially clergy.Published 1 month ago by Jon Pignatelli
Loved the conversation N.T. Wright leads and his usage of examples such as of Sabbath. Overall, while not always an easy read, the book is a good perspective on how to understand... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lukas Targosz
At times difficult to understand, this is nevertheless well worth the read for intelligent and thoughtful Christians, and essential for Pastors, preachers and leaders in the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Lao Da Ge
A typical NT Wright approach to a topic such as Biblical Authority. It is a monumental task to deconstruct what is known as Biblical authority and replacing it with Wright's... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mike Ekim
Most will admit that the Bible tells a "Wonderful Story of Love." A narrative that begins with creation of husband and wife in the garden and ends with Christ and His... Read morePublished 3 months ago by bookreader