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OXFORD, England — Wycliffe Hall, University of Oxford, today announces that the Wycliffe Hall Council intends to appoint NT Wright (The Rt Revd Prof Nicholas Thomas Wright) as Senior Research Fellow, as of 1 October 2019. NT Wright is currently Research Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at St Mary’s College, St Andrews in Scotland.
Revd Dr Michael Lloyd, Principal of Wycliffe Hall, said:
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We are delighted that Tom will be joining us. Wycliffe aspires to be a centre for the intellectual renewal of the Church, and, through the Church, of society. I can think of no one who is better able to help us to make that aspiration a reality. Tom has reshaped the field of New Testament studies, he has defended the historicity of Jesus’ resurrection with a thoroughness and sophistication never before attempted, and his impact reaches far beyond the boundaries of the church by his engagement with the traditional and new forms of media. He will help foster an intellectual fearlessness and a disciplined spirituality in the next generation of church leaders. We look forward to welcoming him and Maggie back to Oxford.
NT Wright (b.1948), who prepared for ordained ministry at Wycliffe Hall, is one of the world’s leading New Testament scholars, and a world authority on the apostle Paul. Wright is the author of over 80 academic and lay-level books such as Surprised by Hope, The Day The Revolution Began and Paul: A Biography (writing under the name Tom Wright for a general audience). Wright is ordained in the Church of England and, among other roles, served as Bishop of Durham between 2003 – 2010. Since 2010, NT Wright has been Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St Andrews. He is much in demand as a lecturer around...
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