NT Wright

Senior Research Fellow, Wycliffe Hall, Oxford

Discerning the Dawn: History, Eschatology, and New Creation

In his series of eight lectures, Professor Wright develops a distinctive approach to natural theology grounded in an ‘epistemology of love’. He addresses the questions of whether we can conceive of God acting in the world and why evil persists. He reflects upon the significance of the ancient concept of the ‘new creation’ to help us understand the reality of the world and the reality of God in relation to one another.


Nicholas Thomas Wright was born on 1 December 1948 in Morpeth, England. He is one of the world’s leading New Testament scholars and an authority on the apostle Paul. Professor Wright is ordained in the Church of England and served as Bishop of Durham from 2003 to 2010. Thereafter, he was appointed Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at St Mary’s College at the University of St Andrews. Since 2019, he has held the post of Senior Research Fellow at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford.

A recipient of the Burkitt Medal from the British Academy, Professor Wright has also been featured on ABC NewsDatelineThe Colbert Report, and Fresh Air. He authored the bestselling For Everyone commentary series under the name Tom Wright. His other works include The New Testament and the People of God (1992), Jesus and the Victory of God (1997), The Resurrection of the Son of God (2003), Surprised by Hope (2007)After You Believe (2010), Simply Jesus (2011), Paul and the Faithfulness of God (2013), and Paul: A Biography (2018).

Published/Archival Resources
Published as History and Eschatology.