It baffles me as to why, an obviously high church, Anglican like Dr. Wright has not swum the Tiber. How does a guy like that continue to put up with the situation?Peter Brennan
Ughhhh.....autoplay.....is there anything you can do to stop that?
Peter,I think NT Wright supports the ordination of women as priests and bishops (he thinks there is an scriptural basis for that). Plus, I have the idea he is convinced the Bible is the top authority, and would not be confortable with the place catholicism gives to Tradition and the Magisterium.Javier
Javier I know this is preaching to the choir, but how does one find (1) authenticity and (2) infallible inspiration in the Bible without Tradition and the Magisterium? especially one who has devoted his life to such high intellectual study of Sacred Writ??
Deep South Reader,I don't know. How could I?, I am a Roman Catholic. NT Wright might be able to answer your question.Javier
I think many of the more intellectual minded Protestants think they don't need sacred tradition because their own learning and knowledge can easily fill that gap...
Tradition? We need to chew it (the Gospels) through fresh? Tradition is stale?I am confused as to why this author is highlighted on a Catholic (presumably Roman Catholic) web site. Perhaps I am ignorant of the need to re-interpret Scripture in the midst of each generation.I agree in "thinking through fresh", with the Fathers of the Church, the Magisterium of the Church, and Sacred Tradition. I do not agree that we must "throw out" all which has come before in order to understand the Gospels.It appears that I must interpret Scripture, for me and by me.Very odd, to me, at least.
NT Wright is one of the best & brightest New Testament scholars in the world today, especially when it comes to Pauline theology. No, he's not Catholic. So what? I would not necessarily expect anyone here to agree with him instantly and without serious thought , but I do highly recommend that you take the opportunity to read some of his books or essays and listen to several of his presentations. He is deeply educated and articulate. Even if you do not agree with him, use the challenge of his different point of view to be a starting point to compare/contrast your theology and grow stronger in it.
Well he begins by saying that the essence of Christianity is that each generation has to re-invent the theological wheel because there is no reliable tradition and you have nothing but your own intellect to rely on....It's rather difficult to take what he says next seriously.
Tom Wright is most definitely not High Church. The chance of him swimming the Tiber is extremely remote; indeed, he is antagonistic towards aspects of Catholic teaching.
Biblical Catholic:Couldn't agree more.I have read several of Wright's books, and heard him speak many times but, as was raised on this blog a while back, if you want to see his true colours just look at his translation of the NT. His, ironically, unscriptural agenda is clear. Very disappointing when one considers his earlier criticisms of the NIV's own unscriptural protestant agenda. I'm afraid he's an academic whose 'doctrine' alters to serve and suit his own premises. We have many of them within Catholicism too; Eamon Duffy anyone? I guess it's an unavoidable consequence of the move from the Seminary to the University. My Parish Priest has just earned a Master's Degree in Liturgy from a secular University -he happens, also, to be head of Liturgy for the Archdiocese. If it wasn't absolutely true you'd think it was some kind of banal joke, wouldn't you?I wouldn't trust NT Wright to train my pets.
His translation of the New Testament is indeed atrocious.....in many respects, it's as bad as the New World Translation...It is sad that the guy who criticizes the NIV for having an evangelical bias, turned around and created a translation even more biased than the NIV.
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