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Scripture and the Authority of God by N.T. Wright
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Aug 02, 2011

really liked it

This updated version of The Last Word has been totally recontextualized, and it is the better for it. Not actually addressing a specific theory of inspiration or inerrancy, this book should never have been marketed as a book about the authority of the Scriptures. Instead it is an introduction to N T Wright's hermeneutics. Once the genre has been modified, most of the problems recede (though they may still exist; we just aren't running up against them anymore). There are a few irritants still, but on the whole it is a very good book about interpreting the Bible.

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message 1: by Andrew (new)

Andrew So he's still doing his "the bible is a five act play" thing?

Steven Wedgeworth Yep. All the way.

message 3: by W. (new) - rated it 5 stars

W. Littlejohn Ah, glad to hear it. I really enjoyed The Last Word, but definitely felt that it wasn't beginning to address the issues I had been expecting it to address. This sounds promising...

message 4: by Ian (new)

Ian Hammond If you had to summarize Wright's hermeneutic in a paragraph or two, what would it look it like? I am guessing he differs from more conservative theologians, such as Sproul and Carson.

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