Author, Research Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at St. Mary's College, University of St. Andrews
N. T. Wright is the former Bishop of Durham in the Church of England and one of the world’s leading Bible scholars. The author of over sixty books ranging from scholarly studies to books for a more popular audience, Wright’s audiences range from viewers of ABC News and The Colbert Report to attendees of various scholarly and ministry conferences, such as the Society of Biblical Literature to Duke Divinity School Pastor’s Conference and numerous other speaking and teaching engagements.
Born in 1948, Wright’s first degrees were in Classics and Theology from Exeter College, Oxford. He studied for the ministry at Oxford University’s Wycliffe Hall and was ordained as a priest in 1976. While
working as a chaplain and tutor in theology at Merton College, Oxford and then Downing College, Cambridge, he completed a doctoral dissertation entitled “The Messiah and the People of God” under supervisor G. B. Caird.
Wright’s first full-time professorship was at McGill University in Montreal, followed by an appointment as lecturer in New Testament back at Oxford. In 2000, Wright became Canon Theologian of Westminster, and in 2003, Bishop of Durham. He was also a member of the House of Lords from 2003-2010. During this time he penned many articles, books, and commentaries meant for church use or for the curious reader in Christian studies. He also published the first three titles in his Christian Origins and the Question of God series: The New Testament and the People of God, Jesus and the Victory of God, and The Resurrection of the Son of God.
Now research professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St Andrews, Wright’s current scholarly projects include additions to the Christian Origins and the Question of God series and his large-scale commentary on Paul’s letter to the Philippians — Paul and the Faithfulness of God, Paul and His Recent Interpreters, and Pauline Perspectives.