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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.
N. T. Wright is right on. He steers us between the dead end of a literalistic reading of the biblical text on the right and the post-modren readings of the left. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Robert Broekema
In typical, well-articulated fashion, N. T. Wright, in this updated, 2013 edition of Scripture and the Authority of God: How to Read the Bible Today, tackles questions concerning... Read morePublished 16 days ago by Amazon Customer
Very important point presented of reading each verse of Scripture and take it in the context of all of the Bible and particularly in the context of that particular portion of... Read morePublished 20 days ago by Alan Roth
This is a much needed work on how followers of Jesus should engage the scriptures. Wright's nuanced understanding of the scriptures creates a new perspective that readers will... Read morePublished 21 days ago by Ryan Paulson
NT Wright is my mentor. He is the clearest expositor of Scripture that I have found. I know him personally and he is as caring in person as he is on the page.Published 28 days ago by Jeanette T. Brookes
Another excellent and thoughtful work by a theologian I turn to often for a reasoned and clear approach to problematic issues of our day.Published 1 month ago by J. Findley
Great book for those in Schools of Theology or Seminaries.Published 2 months 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 2 months ago by Liam Woods