Scripture and the Authority of God: How to Read the Bible Today

4.02 avg rating
( 1,922 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780062011954: 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 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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

"But what does scripture say?”

That question has echoed through a thousand debates in the life of the worldwide church. All churches have officially endorsed strong statements about the centrality of scripture and its authority in their mission, life, doctrine, and discipline. But there is no agreement on what this might mean or how it might work in practice. Individuals and churches struggle with how to respond to issues such as war, homosexuality, and abortion, and especially how to interpret biblical passages that discuss these topics. These disagreements often serve to undermine our confidence in the authority of the Bible.

Bishop and Bible scholar N. T. Wright delivers a new model for how to understand the place of scripture and God’s authority in the midst of religious confusion. Wright gives new life to the old, tattered doctrine of the authority of scripture, delivering a fresh, helpful, and concise statement on how to read the Bible today, restoring scripture as a place to find God’s voice.

In this revised and expanded edition of the previously titled book The Last Word, Wright provides two case studies that delve into what it means to keep Sabbath and how Christians can defend marital monogamy. These studies offer not only bold biblical insights but also showcase Wright’s new model for how to interpret scripture and restore its role as the church’s main resource for teaching and guidance. Removing the baggage that the last 100 years of controversy and confusion have placed on this doctrine, Wright renews our confidence in the Bible and shows how it can once again serve as the living Word of God for our lives.

About the Author:

N. T. Wright, one of the world’s leading Bible scholars, is the chair of New Testament and Early Christianity at the School of Divinity at the University of St. Andrews, an Anglican bishop, and bestselling author. Featured on ABC News, The Colbert Report, Dateline, and Fresh Air, Wright is the award-winning author of Simply Good News, Simply Jesus, Simply Christian, Surprised by Hope, How God Became King, Scripture and the Authority of God, Surprised by Scripture, and The Case for the Psalms, as well as the recent translation of the New Testament The Kingdom New Testament and the much heralded series Christian Origins and the Question of God.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Wright, N.T.
Published by Harper Collins 2011-03-01 (2011)
ISBN 10: 0062011952 ISBN 13: 9780062011954
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 15
Seller:
BookOutlet
(Thorold, ON, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Collins 2011-03-01, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Hardcover. Publisher overstock, may contain remainder mark on edge. Bookseller Inventory # 9780062011954B

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.52
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Wright, N. T.
Published by HarperOne, New York, N.Y., USA (2011)
ISBN 10: 0062011952 ISBN 13: 9780062011954
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
NEXUS BOOKS
(Vancouver, BC, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperOne, New York, N.Y., USA, 2011. Book Condition: New. First edition thus (a revised and expanded version of 'The Last Word'). Hardcover in dustjacket. A Fine, brand new copy, no remainder mark, no price clip, no flaws at all. Bookseller Inventory # 8557

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
19.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 11.25
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Wright, N. T.
Published by HarperOne (2011)
ISBN 10: 0062011952 ISBN 13: 9780062011954
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperOne, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110062011952

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
39.17
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Wright, N. T.
Published by HarperOne
ISBN 10: 0062011952 ISBN 13: 9780062011954
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperOne. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0062011952 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0018781

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
46.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.76
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

N. T. Wright
Published by HarperOne (2011)
ISBN 10: 0062011952 ISBN 13: 9780062011954
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperOne, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0062011952

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
54.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds