N. T. Wright appointed to Chair at St. Andrews

From St. Mary’s College, the School of Divinity in the University of St. Andrews:

The School of Divinity is delighted to announce that Dr N. T. (Tom) Wright, currently Bishop of Durham, has been appointed to a Chair in New Testament and Early Christianity at St Andrews. He will take up his duties on 1 September 2010.

Read the details here.

From the Diocese of Durham:

The Bishop of Durham, Dr N. T. Wright, has announced that he will be retiring from the See of Durham on August 31.

Read the details here.

More links after the jump (will be updated accordingly, the blogosphere is in uproar about the news).

1. Graham Kings, quoted at the Times: “Tom Wright’s substantial contribution to the House of Bishops will be greatly missed. The good news is that his multi-volume series of New Testament theology can now be completed.” Although, on the other hand, it means the Archbishop of Canterbury will lose his key aid in his fight for the unity of Anglican communion: “He will be badly missed by his troubled Church, where he has served as the leading voice attempting to help Dr Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, maintain unity from the evangelical side. Dr Wright has been a figurehead for centrist evangelicals who wish to uphold Gospel truths while remaining within the mainstream Anglican Communion.”

2. ChristianityToday.com reported the news.

3. From the BBC news.

4. Archbishop pays tribute to retiring Bishop of Durham.

5. Retiring bishop Dr. Tom Wright slams politicians.

6. Tom Wright resigns.


2 thoughts on “N. T. Wright appointed to Chair at St. Andrews

    1. septian Post author

      i’ve read through the St. Mary’s college website hahahaha. as paul studied under the feet of gamaliel, will there be a time for this geek to study under the feet of the bishop?


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