When the present pandemic began to take hold, a passage from the writings of Martin Luther went the rounds on the internet. With his usual combination of down-to-earth wisdom and practical piety, Luther insisted that preachers and pastors should remain at their posts. As good shepherds, they should be prepared to lay down their lives […]
Friends – as across the world we find our own ways of commemorating the most solemn day of the Christian calendar, let me commend a wonderful project which Maggie and I have just been watching. The ‘Oxford Bach Soloists’ were going to be performing Bach’s St John Passion; but because of the enforced lockdown and […]
For many Christians, the coronavirus-induced limitations on life have arrived at the same time as Lent, the traditional season of doing without. But the sharp new regulations—no theater, schools shutting, virtual house arrest for us over-70s—make a mockery of our little Lenten disciplines. Doing without whiskey, or chocolate, is child’s play compared with not seeing friends […]
The Early Christians and the Mission of God The Michael Green Memorial Lecture December 9 2019 St Aldate’s Church, Oxford By the Right Reverend Professor N T Wright, DD FRSE St Mary’s College, St Andrews, and Wycliffe Hall, Oxford Introduction I am honoured by the invitation to give this lecture in grateful and happy memory […]
Tom Wright will be speaking at Westminster Chapel on Thursday 12th March. This will be followed by a conversation with Justin Brierley and then a Q&A and a book signing. Visit the event page for more information.
In this episode of Signposts, I am joined by renowned author and scholar, N.T. Wright. One of the world’s leading Bible scholars, Wright is the chair of New Testament and Early Christianity at the School of Divinity at the University of St. Andrews. He is also an Anglican bishop and bestselling author. Among his many award-winning […]
The Gifford Lectures have always taken as their project to “promote and diffuse the study of natural theology in the widest sense of the term,” and some of the best books to come out of that lecture series have tested just how wide the term can be. In 2018 N.T. Wright was the Gifford lecturer, […]
The Association of American Publishers (AAP) announced that History and Eschatology: Jesus and the Promise of Natural Theology was selected as a winner for the 2020 PROSE Awards in the Theology and Religious Studies category.
In many spheres, the question not just of what we know but of how we know is urgent and vital. I have tried to develop the notion of love as the ultimate form of knowledge and to explore its wider relevance. Read the whole thing.
Publications Books (more scholarly works marked with *) 2020 *Galatians. Christian Formation Commentaries. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans (forthcoming) 2020 *New Testament Perspectives (3 vols. of collected essays: Jesus, Paul and the Interpretation of Scripture). London: SPCK; Grand Rapids: Zondervan 2019 Seven Clues to Life: John’s Answers to the Great Questions (provisional title). San Francisco: HarperOne; London: […]
The theologian N. T. Wright is unfazed by the faith’s politicization in the U.S. EMMA GREEN DECEMBER 1, 2019 N. T. Wright is one of those thinkers who fall into a binary: Either people have never heard of him, or they believe him to be one of the most influential figures of our time. The […]
One of the central stories of the Bible, many people believe, is that there is a heaven and an earth and that human souls have been exiled from heaven and are serving out time here on earth until they can return. Indeed, for most modern Christians, the idea of “going to heaven when you die” […]
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Grace Changes Everything: The Way We Boast | October 27, 2019 (11AM) from Central Presbyterian Church on Vimeo.
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presented by N. T. WrightChair of New Testament and Early Christianity atthe University of St. Andrews October 28, 6:00 pmUnion League Club38 East 37th StreetNew York City See the First Things website for details.
Olivet Nazarene University’s School of Theology and Christian Ministry welcomes New Testament theologian, N.T. Wright, to this year’s Theological Leadership Conference. N.T. Wright will be presenting on Presence and Promise: The Challenge of the Temple. The conference will be held at College Church of the Nazarene University Avenue, 200 University Ave., Bourbonnais, IL 60914. Please visit the Olivet Nazarene […]
N. T. Wright’s 2018 Gifford Lectures, History and Eschatology: Jesus and the Promise of Natural Theology, are now available for pre-order. For more information, visit Baylor University Press. The book is available from Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, and other retailers. ,
Releasing this November, The New Testament in Its World by N. T. Wright and Michael F. Bird aims to help readers to think like a first-century believer while reading the text responsibly for today. An early look at the full table of contents is now available. And for more information, visit https://zondervanacademic.com/products/the-new-testament-in-its-world. Logos Bible Software is publishing a […]
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N.T. Wright will be speaking at the Regent College 2019 Summer Evening Public Lecture Series on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. For tickets and information, see the Regent College Website.
“Stop thinking like children.” Paul’s admonition to the Corinthians is even more urgent for us today. Though they should be like little children when it came to evil, he insisted they should be grown-ups when it came to thinking. To that end, Paul constantly tried to teach people not only what to think but how […]
Tom Wright will be speaking at Central Presbyterian Church in New York City on Monday, May 6th. The first event will be from 1-4 PM. This event will be for pastors, and Tom will speak from Romans 5-8 as it applies to the pastoral vocation. The time is to focus on encouraging those in pastoral […]
Space, Time and History: Jesus and the Challenge of God Harrogate School of Theology and Mission and the ‘St Hild’ Lecture Rt Revd Prof N T Wright St Andrews [The audio of this lecture is available at St George’s Church.] January 12 2019 Introduction Thank you very much for your welcome and your hospitality. It’s […]
Lecture 1: The Bible’s Challenge to Today’s World: How does the Bible Speak Truth to Power and Money Today Lecture 2: ‘Living in God’s Moment: Becoming Truly Human in a Demanding World Lecture 3: Rethinking Heaven, Hell and the New Creation
The idea of “the delay of the Parousia” has been a powerful yet problematic notion in biblical study and systematic theology over the last century. Powerful: it is central to the theses of Albert Schweitzer and Rudolf Bultmann, and through their influence it has continued to exercise constraint, not to say control, on many readings […]
Few Christians realize what “resurrection” meant in the first-century world where early Christianity was born. It meant nothing short of “new creation” — the reaffirmation, by the creator God, of the goodness of the original creation, starting with the crucified body of Jesus Himself. Once we grasp this, we see that many lines of thought […]
Leading scholars from around the world engage with key facets of N. T. Wright’s most important work, providing a window onto major debates and developments in New Testament studies in recent decades. These essays focus on N. T. Wright’s contribution to New Testament theology and interpretation over the past four decades. The structure is three-fold, […]
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Right Standing, Right Understanding and Wright Misunderstanding: A Response N. T. Wright, St Mary’s College, University of St Andrews [Originally published in Journal for the Study of Paul and his Letters 4.1, 89-106, 2014. Reproduced by permission of the author.] I am grateful for these responses, not least because my colleagues have clearly given […]
How Greek was Paul’s Eschatology? Prof N. T. Wright (with G. van Kooten and O. Wischmeyer) St Mary’s College, University of St Andrews, KY16 9JU, Scotland [Originally published in New Testament Studies 61.2, 239-253, 2015. Reproduced by permission of the author.] Introduction Constraints of space dictate a brief summary of complex issues. We must avoid […]
N.T. Wright has several upcoming speaking engagements. Visit the following websites for more information: The Fulcrum 15th Anniversary Symposium at Lambeth Palace on 23 October. The Augsburger Lecture Series at Eastern Mennonite University on 13-14 November. Lanier Theological Library in Houston, TX on 16 November.