Visiting Scholar N. T. Wright to Deliver Symposium Keynote Address
Renowned theologian, scholar and author The Rt. Rev. Dr. N. T. Wright, professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at University of St. Andrews (Scotland) and the 2017–18 Malcolm Reid Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the Humanities at Gordon, will be on campus next week to deliver three lectures.
Wright will preach in Chapel on Monday, April 23 and Wednesday, April 25 at 10:25 a.m. and will deliver the Richard Gross Keynote Address at Symposium on Thursday, April 26 at 4:30 p.m. in the Ken Olsen Science Center. For his keynote talk, “Signposts from a Suffering World,” Wright will draw from his most recently published book, The Day the Revolution Began: Reconsidering the Meaning of Jesus’s Crucifixion. All events are open to the public.
N. T. Wright is the former Bishop of Durham in the Church of England and one of the world’s leading Bible scholars. For 20 years, Wright taught New Testament studies at Cambridge, McGill and Oxford Universities, and he has appeared frequently on radio and TV in Britain, America and elsewhere. He is the award-winning author of After You Believe, Surprised by Hope, Simply Christian, The Challenge of Jesus, and most recently The Day the Revolution Began and Paul: A Biography, as well as the much-heralded series Christian Origins and the Question of God. Wright has been married to Maggie for 46 years and they have four children and five grandchildren.