Scripture and the Authority of God: How to Read the Bible Today (2nd Edition)
In this provocative book, N.T. Wright approaches the debate of the authority of Scripture from a different angle. It is, after all, God himself who possesses all authority and that authority is primarily about his sovereign, saving purposes being accomplished...
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In this provocative book, N.T. Wright approaches the debate of the authority of Scripture from a different angle. It is, after all, God himself who possesses all authority and that authority is primarily about his sovereign, saving purposes being accomplished through Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. What does it mean for the Bible to be a channel for that powerful authority?
This question brings up new angles on many other issues: the relation of Scripture, tradition and reason; the place of experience; the many-sided problems of the use and abuse of the Bible in relation to personal and public life.
In Scripture and the Authority of God, Tom Wright argues that God is the ultimate source of all authority, and that God's authority is not primarily about providing the right answers to disputed questions, but about God's sovereign, saving purposes being declared and accomplished through Jesus and the Spirit. This revised and expanded edition includes two helpful case studies, looking at what it means to keep Sabbath and at how Christians can defend martial monogamy. These studies not only offer bold biblical insights but also demonstrate the indispensable role of scripture as the primary resource for teaching and guidance in the Christian life.
N.T.(Tom) Wright (D.Phil., University of Oxford) is Reseach Professor in Christian Origins at St Mary's College in the Divinity School of St Andrew's University, Scotalnd. Formerly Bishop of Durham, he was recently named by Christianity Today as one of the top five theologians in the world. Once Canon Theologian of Westminster Abbey and dean of Lichfield Cathedral, he taught New Testament studies for twenty years at Cambridge, McGill and Oxford Universities.
Wright's full-scale works The New Testament and the People of God; Jesus and the Victory of God; and The Resurrection of the Son of God are part of a projected six-volume series entitled Christian Origins and the Question of God.
Among his many other published works are The Original Jesus; What Saint Paul Really Said and The Climax of the Covenant. He is also co-author with Marcus Borg of The Meaning of Jesus: Two Visions
His commentaries include Colossians and Philemon (The Tyndale New Testament Commentary series), the 12 volume For Everyone series, Romans (New Interpreter's Bible Commentary); Galatians (The Horizons Theological Commentary) and The Letter to the Philippians (International Critical Commentary)
Most recently he has released Surprised by Hope; Small Faith--Great God; Virtue Reborn and Justification: God's Plan and Paul's Vision.
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