Scripture and the Authority of God: How to Read the Bible Today

Scripture and the Authority of God: How to Read the Bible Today

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by N. T. Wright
     
 

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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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Brian McLaren
“N. T. Wright opens for us a path beyond of the paralyzing polarization of “liberal” and “conservative.”
Ben Witherington
“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!”
John R. Franke
“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.”
Timothy George
“[P]robing, provocative, insightful…This is a book of uncommon wisdom for all who read and love the Bible.”
J. I Packer
“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.”
Books & Culture
“Scripture and the Authority of God is a fabulous book. With characteristic verve and occasionally pungent grace… Scripture and the Authority of God could be the beginning of a more faithful listening, as well as sustaining more fruitful conversation about the nature of biblical interpretation.”
Explorefaith.org
“Wright appeals to the reader to take another look at the Bible, not as an isolated phenomenon—a veritable rule book similarly applicable at all times and in all places—but rather as a book better placed within both the contemporary cultural context and as part of a larger tradition of interpretation.”
The Christian Century
“The best book of its kind available.”
Church of England Newspaper
“Wright is a provocative theologian... there is so much here that you will wish that it were longer— but its brevity makes for easy reading and it certainly deserves to be read.”
ANVIL
“The whole book gives further cause for gratitude for God’s gift of Wright to his Church.”
Books&Culture
“Scripture and the Authority of God is a fabulous book. With characteristic verve and occasionally pungent grace… Scripture and the Authority of God could be the beginning of a more faithful listening, as well as sustaining more fruitful conversation about the nature of biblical interpretation.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062212641
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/19/2013
Pages:
210
Sales rank:
387,125
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.70(d)

What People are saying about this

J. I. Packer

“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.”

Brian McLaren

“N. T. Wright opens for us a path beyond of the paralyzing polarization of “liberal” and “conservative.”

Timothy George

“[P]robing, provocative, insightful…This is a book of uncommon wisdom for all who read and love the Bible.”

Ben Witherington

“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!”

John R. Franke

“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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Scripture and the Authority of God: How to Read the Bible Today 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
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