N.T. Wright, Bishop of Durham
Listen to the Inner Compass interview (#717) of
N.T. Wright that also took place while he was at Calvin College.
Tom (N.T.) Wright is the Bishop of Durham of the Anglican Church and a leading British New Testament scholar. Ordinarily he is known as "Tom Wright", although his academic work has always been published under the name "NT Wright" (Nicholas Thomas). He is generally perceived as coming from a moderately evangelical perspective. He is associated with the so-called Third Quest for the Historical Jesus, and the New Perspective on Paul (a complex movement with many unique positions, originating from the probing works of James Dunn and E. P. Sanders). He argues that the current understanding of Jesus must be connected with what is known to be true about him from the historical perspective of first century Judaism and Christianity .
Wright has written over 30 books.
He has completed three books in a projected six-volume scholarly series Christian Origins and the Question of God. These are The New Testament and the People of God, Jesus and the Victory of God and The Resurrection of the Son of God.
He has also written books on a popular level, including The Challenge of Jesus and the projected twelve volume For Everyone Bible commentary series in a similar vein to William Barclay 's Daily Study Bible series.
The January Series of Calvin College is pleased to welcome Bishop Wright back to TJS for his third visit.
Bishop Wright will also lead a workshop on the sacraments of the church, the Lord’s Supper and Baptism on Saturday, January 6, 2007 co-sponsored by The January Series and the Continuing Education Office of the Calvin Theological Seminary. Details and registration information available online.