Saturday, June 24, 2017

World's Top New Testament Scholar - Christians Need To Read The Gospels Through Ancient Jewish Eyes

From Forbes-

I've written here about New Testament scholar N.T. Wright and his most recent book, The Day the Revolution Began. The book was published recently and is now being made available in an online course format. The book (and the course) will bring insights to even the most seasoned student of the Scriptures… And to the least seasoned as well.

There's an old saying among conservative evangelicals that if something is new, it's not true - and if something is true, it's not new.

Wright doesn't see it that way, and I don't think the rest of us should either.

Evangelicals look back in time with appreciation to the Protestant Reformation, but that event was at the time something quite new.  The charge of innovation was frequently invoked against the reformers: If the best minds had been studying the scriptures for 14 centuries, what could Luther or Calvin add? One of the counters to this argument was the cry, 'ad fontes', 'to the source'. 

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