Location - The Abbey
Location: Westminster Abbey
Speaker: The Right Reverend Professor NT Wright, University of St Andrews
Chair: Canon Professor Vernon White
The faithfulness of God is a controlling theme of Pauls' writings. Divine faithfulness, both to covenant and to creation, raises questions of considerable contemporary urgency: the new challenge to unity, a vision of ecological stewardship, the quest for holiness, and the renewal of mission, particularly in relation to social and political moods and structures. In these areas Paul cuts across the lines of fashionable thinking now, as he did in his own day: this lecture will explore the key current debates, and expound a fresh way of reading Paul (as in the author's recent book).
N. T. Wright has been Research Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St Andrews since 2010. Prior to that he was Bishop of Durham; before that, he was Canon Theologian at Westminster Abbey, having earlier taught New Testament Studies in Oxford, Cambridge and McGill Universities, and served as Dean of Lichfield (1994-1999). He is the author of over 60 books and has appeared frequently on radio and television. He holds ten honorary doctorates, and has lectured extensively around the world. Dr Wright is married to Maggie, and they have four adult children and four grandchildren. He lists poetry, music, hill-walking and golf among his hobbies, and regrets that he has too little time for any of them.
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