Scripture and the Authority of God: How to Read the Bible Todayby N. T. Wright
In Scripture and the Authority of God: How to Read the Bible Today, Widely respected Bible and Jesus scholar, N. T. Wright gives new life to the old, tattered doctrine of the authority of scripture, delivering a fresh, helpful, and concise statement on the current “battles for the Bible,” and restoring scripture as the primary place to find God/em>
In Scripture and the Authority of God: How to Read the Bible Today, Widely respected Bible and Jesus scholar, N. T. Wright gives new life to the old, tattered doctrine of the authority of scripture, delivering a fresh, helpful, and concise statement on the current “battles for the Bible,” and restoring scripture as the primary place to find God’s voice.
In this revised and expanded version of The Last Word, leading biblical scholar N. T. Wright shows how both evangelicals and liberals are guilty of misreading Scripture and reveals a new model for understanding God’s authority and the Bible.
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“This wide-ranging whirlwind-tour account of Scripture channeling God’s authority, with its tweaking of distortions back into shape and its first-class approach to Bible study, is masterly throughout.”
“N. T. Wright opens for us a path beyond of the paralyzing polarization of “liberal” and “conservative.”
“[P]robing, provocative, insightful…This is a book of uncommon wisdom for all who read and love the Bible.”
“In a fashion that is both old fashioned and new fangled at the same time Bishop Wright takes us through a sane and helpful study of what it means to treat the Bible as the authoritative Word of God. Highly Recommended!”
“Written by one of the leading Christian thinkers in the world today, this book is a refreshing and accessible resource concerning the perennial question of biblical authority that moves the discussion beyond the liberal-conservative impasse of our times. Highly Recommended.”
Meet the Author
N. T. Wright, one of the world’s leading Bible scholars, is the chair of New Testament and Early Christianity at the School of Divinity at the University of St. Andrews, an Anglican bishop, and bestselling author. Featured on ABC News, The Colbert Report, Dateline, and Fresh Air, Wright is the award-winning author of Simply Good News, Simply Jesus, Simply Christian, Surprised by Hope, How God Became King, Scripture and the Authority of God, Surprised by Scripture, and The Case for the Psalms, as well as the recent translation of the New Testament The Kingdom New Testament and the much heralded series Christian Origins and the Question of God.
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This author asks the questions I ask and suggests thoughtful answers which are based on history, philosophy and scripture. A learned scholar, he speaks from the vantage point of serious scholarship and commitment. The book is written in a manner that is both understandable and inspirational to the reader. I am especially impressed with rhe articulation of the Christian hope which is an anticipation of the time when God's "kingdom comes and His will is done on earth as it is in heaven". "Scripture and the Authority of God" makes clear that the Bible is much more than a compilation of rules for living. He provides the reader with a deeper understanding of what scripture is and suggests ways it ought to be taught and learned individually and within the context of the church.