Wright, N. T(om) 1948-

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WRIGHT, N. T(om) 1948-

PERSONAL: Born December 1, 1948, in Morpeth, Northumberland, England; son of N. I. (a company director) and F. (a homemaker; maiden name, Forman) Wright; married Margaret E. A. Fiske, August 14, 1971; children: Julian, Rosamund, Harriet, Oliver. Ethnicity: "British." Education: Exeter College, Oxford, B.A. (humanities; with first class honors), 1971, B.A. (theology; with first class honors), 1973, M.A., 1975; Merton College, Oxford, D.Phil., 1981, D.D., 2000. Religion: Church of England. Hobbies and other interests: Golf, cricket, hill walking, the classical world, music, poetry, travel.

ADDRESSES: Office—Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland, County Durham DL14 7NR, England; fax: 01-388-605-204. E-mail—[email protected].

CAREER: Ordained priest of Church of England, 1976; Cambridge University, Downing College, Cambridge, England, fellow and chaplain, 1978-81; McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, assistant professor of New Testament language and literature, 1981-86; Oxford University, Worcester College, Oxford, England, lecturer in New Testament studies, fellow, and chaplain, 1986-92; Church of England, canon theologian of Coventry Cathedral, 1992-99, dean of Lichfield, 1993—, canon of Westminster, 2000-03, bishop of Durham, 2003—. Institute for Christian Studies, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, fellow, 1991—. Montreal Diocesan Theological College, honorary professor, 1981-86; University of Otago, Burns Lecturer, 1996; Yale University, Shaffer Lecturer, 1996; Harvard University, visiting professor, 1999; Union Seminary, Richmond, VA, Sprunt Lecturer, 2000; University of Manchester, Manson Memorial Lecturer, 2000; St. Michael's Seminary, Baltimore, MD, visiting lecturer, 2000; Baylor University, Parchman Lecturer at George W. Truett Theological Seminary, 2001, visiting lecturer, 2002; Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy, McCarthy Visiting Professor, 2002; Cambridge University, Hulsean Lecturer, 2003; University of Sheffield, Stephenson Lecturer, 2003; also speaker at White House Bible Study Group and C. S. Lewis Institute, both Washington, DC. International Anglican Doctrinal and Theological Commission, member, 2001—. Affiliated with the videotapes Jesus: The NewWay (six-part series), Gateway Films, 1998; Paul and Resurrection, both Tabgha Films, 1999; and Romans and The Gospels, both Tabgha Films, 2000; presenter of televised religious services; guest on media programs in England and abroad, including productions of Public Broadcasting Service and National Public Radio in the United States; consultant for British television series The Apostles and Son of God.

MEMBER: Society for New Testament Studies, Society of Biblical Literature (chair of Historical Jesus Section, 1998-2001), Institute for Biblical Research, Tyndale Fellowship for Biblical Research, Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars.

AWARDS, HONORS: Research fellow, Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge, 2000-03; D.D., University of Aberdeen, 2001.


Small Faith, Great God, Fleming Revell (Old Tappan, NJ), 1978.

(Editor) The Work of John Frith, Sutton Courtenay Press (Appleford, England), 1983.

The Epistles of Paul to the Colossians and to Philemon, Eerdmans (Grand Rapids, MI), 1987.

(Editor, with L. D. Hurst) The Glory of Christ in the New Testament: Studies in Christology in Memory of George Bradford Caird, Oxford University Press (Oxford, England), 1987.

(With Stephen Neill) The Interpretation of the New Testament, 1861-1986, Oxford University Press (Oxford, England), 1988.

The Climax of the Covenant: Christ and the Law in Pauline Theology, T. & T. Clark (Edinburgh, Scotland), 1991, Fortress (Minneapolis, MN), 1992.

Bringing the Church to the World, Bethany House (Minneapolis, MN), 1992, published as New Tasks for a Renewed Church, Hodder & Stoughton, (London, England), 1992.

The Crown and the Fire, SPCK (London, England), 1992, Eerdmans (Grand Rapids, MI), 1995.

Christian Origins and the Question of God, Fortress (Minneapolis, MN), Volume I: The New Testament and the People of God, 1992, Volume II: Jesus and the Victory of God, 1996, Volume III: The Resurrection of the Son of God, 2003.

Who Was Jesus?, Eerdmans (Grand Rapids, MI), 1992.

Following Jesus: Biblical Reflections on Christian Discipleship, SPCK (London, England), 1994, Eerdmans (Grand Rapids, MI), 1995.

The Lord and His Prayer, Eerdmans (Grand Rapids, MI), 1996.

The Original Jesus, Eerdmans (Grand Rapids, MI), 1996.

For All God's Worth, Eerdmans (Grand Rapids, MI), 1997.

What St. Paul Really Said, Eerdmans (Grand Rapids, MI), 1997.

A Moment of Prayer, Eerdmans (Grand Rapids, MI), 1997.

A Moment of Quiet, Eerdmans (Grand Rapids, MI), 1997.

A Moment of Peace, Eerdmans (Grand Rapids, MI), 1997.

A Moment of Celebration, Eerdmans (Grand Rapids, MI), 1997.

Reflecting the Glory, Augsburg (Minneapolis, MN), 1997.

The Way of the Lord: Christian Pilgrimage in the Holy Land and Beyond, Eerdmans (Grand Rapids, MI), 1999.

The Millennium Myth, Westminster John Knox Press (Louisville, KY), 1999 (published in England as The Myth of the Millennium, SPCK, London, 1999).

The Challenge of Jesus: Rediscovering Who Jesus Was and Is, Inter-Varsity Press (Downers Grove, IL), 1999.

(With Marcus J. Borg) The Meaning of Jesus: Two Visions, HarperSanFrancisco (San Francisco, CA), 1999.

(Editor, with Sven K. Soderlund, and contributor) Romans and the People of God: Essays in Honor of Gordon D. Fee on the Occasion of His 65th Birthday, Eerdmans (Grand Rapids, MI), 1999.

Holy Communion for Amateurs, Hodder & Stoughton (London, England), 1999.

Twelve Months of Sundays: Reflections on Bible Readings, SPCK (London, England), Year C, 2000, Year A, 2001, Year B, 2002.

Mark for Everyone, SPCK (London, England), 2001.

Luke for Everyone, SPCK (London, England), 2001.

Paul for Everyone: Galatians and Thessalonians, SPCK (London, England), 2002.

Matthew for Everyone, two volumes, SPCK (London, England), 2002.

The Contemporary Quest for Jesus, Fortress (Minneapolis, MN), 2002.

Paul for Everyone: The Prison Letters, SPCK (London, England), 2002.

John for Everyone, two volumes, SPCK (London, England), 2002.

Paul for Everyone: 1 Corinthians, SPCK (London, England), 2003.

Paul for Everyone: 2 Corinthians, SPCK (London, England), 2003.

Contributor to books, including Between Two Horizons: Spanning New Testament Studies and Systematic Theology, edited by Joel B. Green and Max Turner, Eerdmans (Grand Rapids, MI), 2000; Jesus Then and Now: Images of Jesus in History and Christology, edited by Marvin Meyer and Charles Hughes, Trinity Press International (Harrisburg, PA), 2001; Into God's Presence: Prayer in the New Testament, edited by R. L. Longenecker, Eerdmans (Grand Rapids, MI), 2001; The Incarnation, edited by S. T. Davis, D. Kendall, and G. O'Collins, Oxford University Press (Oxford, England), 2002; and New Interpreter's Bible, Abingdon (Nashville, TN), 2002. Contributor to periodicals, including Scottish Journal of Theology, Sewanee Theological Review, Ex Auditu, Journal of Biblical Literature, Theology, Journal of Theological Studies, Themelios, Studia Biblica, Tyndale Bulletin, and Gregorianum. Assistant editor, Journal for the Study of the New Testament, 1991-96.

Wright's books have been published in Chinese, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish, French, Finnish, and German.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Additional volumes of Christian Origins and the Question of God, for Fortress (Minneapolis, MN), Volume IV: Paul and the Justice of God, completion expected c. 2005, Volume V: The Gospels and the Story of God, c. 2007, and Volume VI: The Early Christians and the Purpose of God, c. 2009; A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Epistle to the Philippians, T. & T. Clark (Edinburgh, Scotland); additional volumes for the series The New Testament for Everyone, SPCK (London, England); The Message of Malachi, Inter-Varsity Press (Downers Grove, IL); Romans in a Week, Eerdmans (Grand Rapids, MI); Galatians, Eerdmans (Grand Rapids, MI); Luke, Black; A Jesus Reader, SPCK (London, England).

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