Raised as a Catholic, Wayne Talbot has, in recent years, undertaken to study scripture from beginning to end, putting aside all theological presuppositions. He has studied the works of Christian, Messianic Jewish, and Orthodox Jewish authors, with a view to obtaining the broadest possible view of the competing theologies. Using his experience as a former commercial analyst to objectively evaluate the various claims and counterclaims, he has sought to understand the foundational suppositions on which these theologies rely.
Consequently, he has revised his understanding, in particular the writings in the New Testament. Today, he owes allegiance to no Christian denomination, describing his theological view as that of a Messianic God-fearing Gentile Zionist. He accepts the continuing place of historical Israel in God’s plans and accepts the salvific accomplishments of the Messiah, but not the Christian claims of a Replacement Covenant and the attendant doctrine and theology.
Though a late starter in the literary field, Wayne Talbot has published a novel, Finding the Shepherd, a pseudobiographical account that alludes to his own theological wanderings against a background of places he has been but of entirely fictional people and events. He has published a refutation of Richard Dawkins’ Greatest Show on Earth, entitled The Dawkins Deficiency, and an entirely original treatise, Information, Knowledge, Evolution, and Self, which contends that the posited mechanisms of evolution are insufficient to account for the cognitive information and knowledge in humans.
In between, he has written thirteen Bible study books, From the Back Pew. Further details can be found on his website, www.peshatbooks.com
This, the fourteenth in the series, is the first to be published professionally.