Surprised by Scripture : Engaging Contemporary Issues
by Wright, N. T.







Prefaceix
1 Healing the Divide Between Science and Religion
1(25)
2 Do We Need a Historical Adam?
26(15)
3 Can a Scientist Believe in the Resurrection?
41(23)
4 The Biblical Case for Ordaining Women
64(19)
5 Jesus Is Coming--Plant a Tree!
83(25)
6 9/11, Tsunamis, and the New Problem of Evil
108(21)
7 How the Bible Reads the Modern World
129(20)
8 Idolatry 2.0
149(14)
9 Our Politics Are Too Small
163(19)
10 How to Engage Tomorrow's World
182(15)
11 Apocalypse and the Beauty of God
197(10)
12 Becoming People of Hope
207(12)
Acknowledgments219(2)
Scripture Index221


Drawing from a series of case studies, one of the world's leading Bible scholars, through his popular essays, sermons and talks, explores how the Bible can be applied to some of today's most pressing issues. 25,000 first printing.





Wright, chair at St. Andrew's school of divinity, has collected and modified to essay form a number of lectures he has presented plumbing the American religious psyche. Writing with humor and cogent analogies, he explores his thesis that there is an American hypersensitivity to scientific matters that religion may not be permitted to inform, and vice versa. The highly readable essays explore how scientific thinking, discovery, and reasoning need not oppose spiritual truths addressing such topics as environmentalism, 9/11, and biblical scholarship. Wright has ample experience living in the U.S., and so his own scholarship is seasoned with direct social experience and observation. Just as the title implies, this is a perfect complement to C. S. Lewis' Surprised by Joy (1966), but there is plenty of information for believer and nonbeliever alike. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.






Terms of Use   ©Copyright 2020 Follett School Solutions