Surprised by Scripture: Engaging Contemporary Issues (Hardcover)
Bishop, Bible scholar, and bestselling author N. T. Wright here provides a series of case studies on how to apply the Bible to the pressing issues of today. Among the topics Wright addresses are the intersection of religion and science, why women should be allowed to be ordained, what we get wrong and how we can do better when Christians engage in politics, why the Christian belief in heaven means we should be at the forefront of the environmental movement, and many more.
Wright fearlessly wades through the difficult issues facing us. Readers will find new models for understanding how to affirm the Bible in today's world as well as encouragement and renewed energy for deepening our faith and engaging with the culture around us.
About the Author
N. T. Wright, until recently Bishop of Durham, is currently Research Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St. Andrews and is one of the world's leading Bible scholars. He has been featured on ABC News, Dateline NBC, The Colbert Report, and Fresh Air, and has taught New Testament studies at Cambridge, McGill, and Oxford universities. Wright is the award-winning author of many books, including "Surprised by Hope" and "Simply Christian".