The Last Word

Beyond the Bible Wars to a New Understanding of the Authority of Scripture

By N. T. Wright
(HarperOne, Hardcover, 9780060816094, 160pp.)

Publication Date: January 2006

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While showing how both evangelicals and liberals misread Scripture, a leading Bible scholar and Anglican bishop shows how to restore the Bible’s authority today for guiding the church through its many controversies.




Praise For The Last Word

“Wright offers sensible insights on the transforming power of God, very necessary in these times of skepticism and confusion.”
-Publishers Weekly

“[P]robing, provocative, insightful…This is a book of uncommon wisdom for all who read and love the Bible.”
-Timothy George, Dean of Beeson Divinity School of Samford University and Executive Editor of Christianity Today

“In a fashion that is both old fashioned and new fangled at the same time Bishop Wright takes us through a sane and helpful study of what it means to treat the Bible as the authoritative Word of God. Highly Recommended!”
-Ben Witherington, author of The Brother of Jesus

“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, Professor of Theology, Biblical Theological Seminary

“N. T. Wright opens for us a path beyond of the paralyzing polarization of “liberal” and “conservative.”
-Brian McLaren, author of A New Kind of Christian

“This wide-ranging whirlwind-tour account of Scripture channeling 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, Professor of Theology, Regent College

“Wright appeals to the reader to take another look at the Bible, not as an isolated phenomenon—a veritable rule book similarly applicable at all times and in all places—but rather as a book better placed within both the contemporary cultural context and as part of a larger tradition of interpretation.”
-Explorefaith.org

“Scripture and the Authority of God is a fabulous book. With characteristic verve and occasionally pungent grace… Scripture and the Authority of God could be the beginning of a more faithful listening, as well as sustaining more fruitful conversation about the nature of biblical interpretation.”
-Books&Culture

“The whole book gives further cause for gratitude for God’s gift of Wright to his Church.”
-ANVIL

“The best book of its kind available.”
-The Christian Century

“Wright is a provocative theologian... there is so much here that you will wish that it were longer-- but its brevity makes for easy reading and it certainly deserves to be read.”
-Church of England Newspaper

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