Scripture and the authority of god
Scripture and the Authority of God: How to Read the Bible Today by N.T. WrightIn 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 expanded version of The Last Word, leading biblical scholar N. T. Wright shows how both evangelicals and liberals are guilty of misreading Scripture and reveals a new model for understanding God’s authority and the Bible.
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Scripture and the Authority of God
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I grew up fundamentalist and deeply rooted in proof texting and the idea of the Bible as a ridged rule book. As I grew older, the discrepancies inherent within the Bible itself, even the blatant contradictions, confused me, and my church did not welcome such questioning. Being a bookworm, I also started perusing Amazon and discovered this book, a simple, well-written, erudite, intensely involved yet well-argued and solid book. Wright, a Bishop in the Episcopal Church and a Bible scholar, divides the book into several sections examining what we mean when we say the authority of scriptures, how scriptures are living instead of a ridged rule book, how culture and time reflect within the Bible itself, how the Church came to assemble and interpret the Bible, how different movements within history effected perceptions, and how, ultimately, both fundamentalist and liberal interpretations of the Bible are rife with misreading. His explanations are precise; he uses examples to simplify hard concepts and hammer them home and invites readers of all different points in their journey with God to embrace their questions instead of running from them.