Bishop N.T. Wright presented a lecture on Oct. 8 titled “Revelation and Christian Hope: Political Implications of the Revelation to John” at Duke Divinity School’s Goodson Chapel as part of the McDonald Agape Foundation’s Conference on Revelation.
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Wright is one of the world’s foremost New Testament scholars. He has written more than 30 books, both at the scholarly level (including Jesus and the Victory of God) and for a popular audience (including Everyone, a series of guides to the New Testament).
Wright was born in Morpeth, Northumberland, England. From 1968 to 1971, he studied theology and then “Literae Humaniores” (sometimes called ‘Greats’, including classical literature, philosophy, and history) at Exeter College, Oxford. He was ordained Deacon in 1975 and Priest the following year. He was consecrated and enthroned as the Anglican Bishop of Durham, England, in 2003 and left the post in August 2010. He is currently appointed at University of St. Andrews in Scotland as Chair in New Testament and Early Christianity.