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Creation, Power and Truth: The Gospel in a World of Cultural Confusion

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Employing a robust Trinitarian framework, Wright looks afresh at key elements of the biblical story while drawing out new and unexpected connections between ancient and modern world-views. The result is a vigorous critique of common cultural assumptions and controlling narratives, past and present, and a compelling read for all who want to hear, speak and live the gospel ...more
Paperback, 110 pages
Published July 18th 2013 by SPCK Publishing (first published January 1st 2007)
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Michael Hillman
Oct 21, 2019 rated it liked it
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Disappointing in that it could, and should, be so much better. Wright has some important things to say about our Chrisian response to issues about knowledge (neo-Gnosticism), power (new imperialism) and truth (post-modernism). He refers especially to Genesis and John's Gospel to give a solid Biblical foundation. I found him particuarly useful in the chapter on power, especially in the current impasse of Government against Parliament over Brexit. But the book would be so better if it was easier ...more
Chris Wermeskerch
Mar 15, 2019 rated it liked it
Really cool look at the ways in which modern Gnosticism, imperialism, and postmodern philosophy are alive today and how they fuel one another. How does the Gospel approach these philosophies? By reminding us how the Creator God is now the King who reveals himself in truth through the Spirit.
Jeff
Dec 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
This brief book is a written version of three lectures delivered at Memorial Chapel at Harvard University in 2006. This is vintage Wright in terms of a missiological approach to neo-Gnosticism, the new imperialism and postmodernity. Interesting, on point and clearly written.
Frank Peters
Nov 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is outstanding and very much worth reading. The book is short, and based on three overlapping seminars which have been converted to essays. The books title: “Creation, Power and Truth” highlight the topics of the three chapters. The first chapter “Creation” is concerned with the various modern forms of Gnosticism that either infect the church or challenge it. Wright’s warnings on how there is a form of Gnosticism in the “Left Behind” culture of the 21st century evangelical church was ...more
Elizabeth King
May 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thought provoking and erudite discussion. Excellent.
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