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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.
Great book for those in Schools of Theology or Seminaries.Published 10 days ago by THE CONSILIUM GROUP INC.
The narrater, James Adams, really does a disservice to N.T. Wright. He makes Write sound much more condescending and egotistical than he actually is. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Liam Woods
Solid work by Wright, perhaps the most important Bible scholar of our time.
He argues that the Bible must be taken seriously, but carefully. Read more
Many good points made in this book about perspective, culture and The Bible's storyline through history. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Gwen T. Jorgensen
This is a really good read for someone who is struggling to learn how to read the Bible. NT Wright asks the question, "How does the Bible define authority? Read morePublished 2 months ago by EP
Title: Scripture and the Authority of God
Author: N.T. Wright
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My pastor (whom I love and trust) recommended this book one Sunday from the pulpit. I went home that day and ordered it, with anticipation. Read morePublished 2 months ago by happy traveler
N.T Wright helps us expand our vision and understanding of why scripture is important today and gives us insight in how to study it, reflect on it and apply it. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Christopher Key