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If you’re a fan of N.T Wright and his opus on St Paul, you’ll be delighted to learn that he could be coming to a UK destination near you!
Since the publication of Paul and the Faithfulness of God in October, Tom has been touring the globe, keen to share his insight and robust scholarship.
This post will be kept updated with latest destinations and dates, so do check back regularly.
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Below you will find the most recent details for confirmed events.
Please RSVP, where stated, if you wish to attend!
- Tuesday 21 January 2014, evening: Westcott House, Cambridge (full details tbc)
- Thursday 23 January 2014, 6 p.m.: King’s College London, The Chapel.
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- Wednesday 19 February 2014: Leech Hall, Durham (time tbc)
Expect a talk from Tom, with a selected New Testament theologian as responder; audience Q&A; sales and signing of the book; and light refreshments (depending on venue).
A highly pleasurable night was had by all at Westminster Abbey’s Jerusalem Chamber last night.
N. T Wright provided a passionate and erudite precis, with poems interwoven from the acclaimed Micheal O’Siadhail, which also feature in the book. Micheal also had a surprise up his sleeve – much to Tom’s delight: A specially commissioned poem in time for the event, courtesy of Tom’s wife, Maggie (Micheal, Maggie and Tom pose with the poem and books, top left).
Canon Jane Hedges also treated attendees to an entertaining history of the ornate Chamber, where King Henry IV died in 1413.
Paul and the Faithfulness of God is available to buy in paperback now!
We are proud to announce that the highly anticipated fourth volume of the Christian Origins and the Question of God series is currently in production and due for publication in October 2013!
Paul and the Faithfulness of God pays rich tribute to the breadth and depth of the apostle’s vision, and offers an unparalleled wealth of insights into his life, times and lasting impact.
Rowan Williams says:
‘Tom Wright’s long-awaited full-length study of St Paul will not in any way disappoint the high expectations that surround it. From the very first sentence, it holds the attention, arguing a strong, persuasive, coherent and fresh case, supported by immense scholarship and comprehensive theological intelligence. ’
Paul and the Faithfulness of God will be bound as a two-volume set and available in both paperback and hardback at £65 and £125 respectively.
Professor Wright has said of the work:
‘St Paul was highly controversial in his own day, and he remains so, not only for Christians and Jews but in western culture as a whole. In this new two-volume treatment I argue for a particular historical and theological understanding of him. He remains a deeply Jewish thinker, but his vision of the three central Jewish beliefs – one God, one people of God, one future for the world – was reworked around Jesus as the Messiah and around the holy spirit.’
David G. Horrell, Professor of New Testament Studies, University of Exeter writes:
Tom Wright’s big book on Paul has long been eagerly awaited. And here it is! Massive in every sense of the word, this is a synthetic, scholarly, and comprehensive analysis of Paul, worked out using the key categories outlined in The New Testament and the People of God, showing how Paul, as a Jew in the Roman Empire, reworked the framework of monotheism, election, and eschatology around Jesus and the Spirit. Written with elegance and humour, full of detailed exegesis and engaging with a very wide range of contemporary scholarship, this major achievement will be a landmark in the field of Pauline studies for many years to come.
To whet your appetite, why not watch Tom Wright’s interview with Dr Michael F. Bird about the book? (Running time, 25 mins)