Scripture and the Authority of God: How to Read the Bible Today
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...more
Ultimately this is a book about hermeneutics (a fancy word for the framework used by a reader to understand/process what they are reading) and the one that Wright advocates. His focus is on the meta-story line...more
Our modern society is in need of instruction when it comes to how to handle God's Word, and this book is a great foundational look at the topic. What does it mean when someone...more
He uses as examples the cases of Sabbath keeping and monogamy. An interesting read.
N. T. Wright (Bishop of Durham)
The back cover starts “What sort of 'authority' does the Bible have? What does it mean for an ancient, complicated and sometimes strange book to be 'authoritative' in the life of the church or individual Christians?” If you don't have a ready answer for the question and would like one, the I suggest you read on. I read it, not because of the back cover, but because it is a set book in my training course. If it...more
His case studies where he tries to put this into practice were rather disappointing, though. His presentation on the Sabbath was an incoherent mess, on the one hand attributing it to the Jews as an atemporal point...more
1) His take on the questions of "the authority of Scripture." He points out that Jesus final words before his ascension were not "all authority...more
Some points he made well. First of all, he writes against putting peo...more
"Idolatry generates all ki...more
I believe Tom Wright establishes a good argument for "How to read the Bible today". He rightly criticises the almost idolatory where some worship the Bible more than Jesus who it proclaims, whilst others see it no different to other works of literature. He makes good use of Christian Tradition as well as good analysis of our current post-modern Worldview (and what has led to it).
I also like that this Au...more
The latter chapters were very instructive an...more
He offers a couple case study's at the end of the...more
It is challenging read but if you can work through it with an open mind, it is guaranteed to force you to reconsider at le...more