N.T Wright received his BA, MA and PHD from Oxford University. He taught New Testament at Cambridge, McGill and Oxford Universities 1978-1993. He was Dean of Lichfield, then Canon of Westminster, then Bishop of Durham (Church of England), 1994-2010. Since 2010 Prof. Wright has been Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. He has published over 75 books and hundreds of articles. Prof. Wright recently received the Burkitt Medal from the British Academy for services to New Testament scholarship. He enjoys writing, lecturing, mentoring students and an occasional round of golf. He delights in spending time with his family in the midst of a busy schedule of writing and traveling.
For sure. Blown away . Absolutely loved it ,Thanks so much ..
Manoj Kumar Khatore
I loved Prof. Wright's insightful analogy of a time bomb. He compares Paul's take on slavery to "setting up a time bomb" against the wicked institution of slavery. I have often wondered about Paul's view on slavery because it seemed that by asking slaves to obey their earthly masters, Paul was endorsing slavery. However, as Prof Wright rightly puts it, Paul was, perhaps, re-ordering the social structures in the light of the new creation by asking Philemon to accept Onesimus as a beloved brother in the Lord. Excellent course!
New information: Onesimus = useful; written from prison in Ephesus (Duncan); 1st century slavery. Ministry of reconciliation, if only book powerful message of Christ
Material was well covered and the issues addressed were covered to my satisfaction.