Date: Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Stotts Hall
100 E. 27th Street, Austin 78705
We regret this event has reached capacity.
The event will feature a moderated conversation between N.T. Wright and Professor Lewis Donelson, both biblical scholars, as they discuss and explore the writings of the apostle Paul.
A Q&A session will follow after the discussion, where the audience will offer questions to the scholars; there will be time for book signing afterward.
About Wright’s recent book, Paul and the Faithfulness of God
“This highly anticipated two-book fourth volume in N. T. Wright's magisterial series, Christian Origins and the Question of God, is destined to become the standard reference point on the subject for all serious students of the Bible and theology. The mature summation of a lifetime's study, this landmark book pays a rich tribute to the breadth and depth of the apostle's vision, and offers an unparalleled wealth of detailed insights into his life, times, and enduring impact.
Wright carefully explores the whole context of Paul's thought and activity—Jewish, Greek and Roman, cultural, philosophical, religious, and imperial—and shows how the apostle's worldview and theology enabled him to engage with the many-sided complexities of first-century life that his churches were facing. Wright also provides close and illuminating readings of the letters and other primary sources, along with critical insights into the major twists and turns of exegetical and theological debate in the vast secondary literature. The result is a rounded and profoundly compelling account of the man who became the world's first, and greatest, Christian theologian.”
You can find more information about the book here.
Additional information about the speakers
About the Speakers
N. T. Wright is the former Bishop of Durham in the Church of England and one of the world’s leading Bible scholars. He is now serving as the chair of New Testament and Early Christianity at the School of Divinity at the University of St. Andrews. For twenty years, Wright taught New Testament studies at Cambridge, McGill, and Oxford Universities, and he has been featured on ABC News, Dateline, The Colbert Report, and Fresh Air. Wright is the award-winning author of After You Believe, Surprised by Hope, Simply Christian, The Challenge of Jesus, and The Meaning of Jesus (coauthored with Marcus Borg), as well as the much-heralded series Christian Origins and the Question of God.
Dr. Lewis Donelson joined the faculty of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 1983. Prior to coming to Austin, he was pastor of Holly Grove Presbyterian Church in Holly Grove, Arkansas, from 1979-1981. His primary teaching interests include New Testament, Greek, Greco-Roman culture, and early Christian history.
Professor Donelson is the author of five books and numerous articles. His latest books are I & II Peter and Jude: A Commentary; From Hebrews to Revelation: A Theological Introduction; and Colossians, Ephesians, First and Second Timothy, and Titus, all of which are published by Westminster John Knox Press. He is currently working on a book about messianic dynamics in the gospels.