This is part 5 of the series blogging through the book Scripture and the Authority of God by N.T. Wright. You might want to start with part 1 and work your way through the series.
Wright uses chapters 3 through 6 to examine the use of the Scriptures throughout the history of the church. This post will review Wright’s cursory examination of ‘Scripture and Jesus’, which he summarizes as follows:
at the heart of his work lay the sense of bringing the story of scripture to its climax, and thereby offering to God the obedience through which the Kingdom would be accomplished.
For Wright, the Kingdom is about God putting ‘the world to rights, judging evil, and bringing forgiveness and new life’.
N.T. Wright on Colbert Report
In emphasizing the Kingdom storyline and the climatic entrance of Jesus, Wright downplays two aspects of scripture. Continue reading
N.T. Wright, is a noted Bible scholar and the former Anglican bishop of Durham. He is probably best known as an advocate for the “New Perspective on Paul”. He has written a book, Scripture and the Authority of God, which explores ‘the role of the Bible within the church’s mission and common life’. Wright is currently posting a six part series on this topic over at BioLogos and Rachel Held Evans is opening up weekly discussions on the book as she reads through it. I have been interested in reading this book so I am using the current activity to read through it myself. Continue reading