The Five Act Hermeneutic (Scripture and the Authority of God by N.T. Wright)

This is part 6Ā  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.

N.T. Wright on Colbert Report

Wright (and this series) started off posing the following questions:

  • If Jesus has authority, what do we mean by authority?
  • How does Jesus exercise His authority through the Bible?
  • Since the Bible is mostly narrative, how can a story be authoritative?

Wright also posed the problem that whenever we go to the scriptures to dig out ‘timeless truths’ rather than the ‘story’ we run the risk of letting something else possess the “real” authority. As he chronicles the various hermeneutic approaches throughout church history (chapters 3 through 6) he unpacks what that something else is: Continue reading