N. T. Wright grew up in the north-east of England and studied Classics and Theology at Oxford, where he was ordained in 1975 and took his doctorate (on St Paul) in 1981, having served as a college chaplain, and taught New Testament, in both Oxford and Cambridge. He was Assistant Professor of New Testament at McGill University, Montreal, from 1981 to 1986, and then was Fellow, Tutor and Chaplain of Worcester College, Oxford from 1986 to 1993, before becoming Dean
of Lichfield (1994), Canon of Westminster (2000) and Bishop of Durham (2003). In 2010 he moved to his present position as Research Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St Andrews.
N. T. (‘Tom’) Wright has written over 70 books, including the bestsellers Simply Christian, Surprised by Hope, and Simply Jesus, as well as the popular ‘Everyone’ series of commentaries and the academic series ‘Christian Origins and the Question of God’. Many of his books have been translated into both European and Far Eastern languages. He has served as a visiting professor and given named lectures in many institutions, including the Hebrew University in
Jerusalem, the Gregorian University in Rome, and the Harvard Divinity School. He has written and presented several television and radio programmes, as well as appearing as a guest on the BBC and in American shows such as ‘Fresh Air’ and ‘The Colbert Report’. He is married to Maggie and they have four children and four grandchildren. He lists among his hobbies music, poetry, hill walking and golf.
For more information on N. T. Wright, visit his faculty page at St. Andrews.
The NTWrightpage.com website was started in 2003 as an online repository of Professor Wright’s material. The site is maintained with Tom Wright’s permission and in cooperation with his publishers.
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