Jesus and Scripture (Scripture and the Authority of God by N.T. Wright)

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