Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Inaugural Lecture: Prof. Tom Wright

Professor Tom Wright, School of Divinity, will deliver his Inaugural Lecture, "Imagining the Kingdom: Mission and Theology in Early Christianity", in School III, St Salvator’s Quadrangle on Wednesday 26 October 2011, at 5.15pm. All are welcome.

Professor Wright's research continues the project of understanding the early Christians and their writings within the matrix of first-century Jewish and Greco-Roman history and culture. His present work focuses on Paul, as he works towards a major book on the apostle. His inaugural lecture looks beyond that, both to further work on the four gospels and to an investigation of the philosophical and cultural roots of the modern movement of biblical scholarship and the ways in which fresh historical study can overcome some of the residual weaknesses in that movement.