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 this revised and expanded edition of The Last Word, Wright, Bishop of Durham, one of the preeminent Bible scholars of our day and author of such beloved works as After You Believe and Simply Christian, 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

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In this revised and expanded edition of The Last Word, Wright, Bishop of Durham, one of the preeminent Bible scholars of our day and author of such beloved works as After You Believe and Simply Christian, 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 a place to find God's voice. Removing the baggage that the last hundred years of controversy and confusion have placed on this doctrine, he renews readers; confidence in the Bible, and shows that the Bible can still be a guide for their lives. This updated version includes two new case studies, taking a closer look at what it means to keep the Sabbath holy, and also how Christians can defend marital monogamy in modern society.

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.”

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781610450973
Publisher:
Christianaudio Seed
Publication date:
03/01/2011
Edition description:
Unabridged
Sales rank:
872,845
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 6.40(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.”

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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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