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

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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.

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Lively & topical overview of the issues involved when the authority of scripture is cited or called into question An account of how the church does, and should, understand the authority of scripture - how do we read the Bible, how does our understanding change over time, who has power to change or challenge what the church believes, how do we balance the claims of the Bible against those of Christian tradition and of personal discernment? This is particularly topical at the moment especially when questions of authority and schism are live issues.

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''This wide-ranging whirlwind-tour account of Scripture channelling God's authority, with its tweaking of distortions back into shape and its first-class approach to Bible study, is masterly throughout.'' --J. I. Packer, Board of Governors' Professor of Theology, Regent College, Vancouver

''Here is Wright at his best - probing, provocative, insightful, ever reframing old questions and old debates, always inviting a fresh encounter with holy scripture as a living, dynamic reality. This is a book of uncommon wisdom for all who read and love the Bible.'' --Timothy George, Professor of Divinity, History and Doctrine, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama

''With his usual clarity of thought and mastery of expression, Dr Wright takes his readers on one of the most refreshing and insightful tours of what the Bible presents as the relationship between its authority and God's authority and how that works itself out in the life of the Church.'' --Evangelicals Now

Written by one of the leading Christian thinkers in the world today, this book is a refreshing and accessible resource concerning the perennial question of biblical authority that moves the discussion beyond the liberal conservative impasse of our times. Highly recommended. --John R. Franke, formerly Professor of Missional Theology Biblical Seminary, Hatfield, Pennsylvania

Here is Wright at his best probing, provocative, insightful, ever reframing old questions and old debates, always inviting a fresh encounter with holy scripture as a living, dynamic reality. This is a book of uncommon wisdom for all who read and love the Bible. --Timothy George, Professor of Divinity, History and Doctrine Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama

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