Surprised by Scripture Paperback

Engaging with Contemporary Issues

by Tom Wright

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Tom Wright maps new ways of engaging effectively with the world around us simply by living out Bible principles

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Surprised by Scripture

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In Surprised by Scripture, the highly readable author of Surprised by Hope and the For Everyone Series, Tom Wright, reveals what the scriptures really say about some of today’s hottest and most controversial topics.

In straightforward, no nonsense style, Tom Wright brings his unparalleled biblical knowledge to bear on the most critical matters for today’s active Christian mind. The result is some genuine surprises all supported by in a deep biblical study and a wide appreciation of contemporary needs.

In Surprised by Scripture, the Research Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity the University of St. Andrews gives his insightful and well informed view on subjects including  women’s ordination, science and religion, biblical ecology, the problem of evil and the resurrection of Jesus - and examines them all in the searching light of Scripture.

This compact and readable book is intended for all levels of today’s church from the pulpit to the pews. With his well known direct style combined with his compassionate and serious biblical interpretation, he puts forward new perspectives and dismantles dangerous old ones that have given rise to divisive and destructive misunderstandings within the Church.

As with all his widely read and acclaimed writing, the widespread anticipation of this publication is a measure of Tom Wright’s experience and the respect he has earned over many years in all strands of church tradition.

Serious scholars, interested lay people, and even critics of the church will find something unexpected and enlightening in this book in which Tom Wright adheres to his own stated purpose: “To allow the biblical writers to set the agenda rather than forcing on them a scheme of thought that does not do them justice.” Let the Bible speak for itself, and let Tom Wright help you to be genuinely and enduringly surprised by scripture.

Surprised by Scripture by Tom Wright was published by SPCK Publishing in August 2014 and is our 9125th best seller. The ISBN for Surprised by Scripture is 9780281069859.

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A thoughtful and provocative book, in the tradition of C. S. Lewis' classic The Weight of Glory.

Tom Wright was recently acclaimed by Newsweek as 'the world's leading New Testament scholar'. For all who've read Wright's Scripture and the Authority of God, and would like to see how the principles he explores there can be worked out in practice.

In this challenging collection of his best recent sermons and speeches, Tom Wright provides a series of case studies that show how the Bible can be applied to pressing contemporary issues, including: How it is possible to love the Bible and affirm evolution, Why belief in heaven means we should be at the forefront of the environmental movement, Where Christians today have lost focus, and why it is important for them to engage in politics.

Helpful, practical, and wise, Surprised by Scripture demonstrates how to affirm the Bible in today's world - as well as mapping out new ways of applying its principles and engaging effectively with the world around us.
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Details for Surprised by Scripture

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherSPCK Publishing (August 2014)
Number of Pages256
Height216 mm
Width138 mm
Product Code4286204
Page last updated 16th February 2019
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