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Wright, N.T.

N.T. Wright

N.T. Wright is a leading biblical scholar, former Bishop of Durham in the Church of England, and current Research Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, University of St Andrews. He studied for the ministry at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, and was ordained at Merton College, Oxford. Wright holds a Doctor of Divinity from Oxford University in addition to several honorary doctorates. Wright has also written over fifty books, including the multi-volume work Christian Origins and the Question of God and his two most recent books Simply Jesus: A New Vision of Who He Was, What He Did, and Why He Matters and How God Became King.

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From the Dust: The Book of Genesis

2 Part Series: From the Dust

In this series, Ryan Pettey offers several clips from his powerful documentary "From the Dust". This feature-length film is divided up into various sections, each of which wrestles with the difficult problems that arise when reconciling Scripture with the theory of evolution. A light of hope dawns on the science-faith conversation, however, as scientists and theologians engage in honest dialogue about tough issues such as the interpretation of Genesis, the nature of the Fall, and the idea of random design. Their profound insights are sure to enlighten all minds, raise deeper questions, and provoke new thought.
July 06, 2011 
N.T. Wright, Ryan Pettey 
Biblical Interpretation 
 
N.T. Wright on Scripture and the Authority of God, Part 1

6 Part Series: Scripture and the Authority of God

N.T. Wright explores the context and manner in which Scripture is authoritative. He does so by questioning the meaning of an authoritative book as well as the application of such authority. Wright encourages us to flee from the controlling “list” mentalities that belittle the richness of God’s Word, and rather to understand it as a narrative inspired by God and recorded by ancient persons. Ultimately, God “organizes” his people through his Son Jesus and by the Holy Spirit, and not through extracted rules from the Bible.
March 14, 2012 
N.T. Wright 
Biblical Authority 
 
Evolution, the Enlightenment, and Worldviews

Evolution, the Enlightenment, and Worldviews

In this video conversation, N.T. Wright discusses how the Enlightenment worldview -- which clearly separates God from the world -- has impacted our view of Scripture, and why cleaning the "spectacles" through which we view the world can help us see both Scripture and the world more clearly.
February 08, 2013 
N.T. Wright 
Science & Worldviews 
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N.T. Wright on What It Means To Be An Image Bearer

N.T. Wright on What It Means To Be An Image Bearer

In this video conversation, N.T. Wright considers what it means to be an image bearer of God. He suggests that what the book of Genesis and the apostle Paul mean by humans bearing the image of God is less a static picture and more of a creative, dynamic proposition-- specifically, how we "reflect" God into the world.
June 18, 2012 
N.T. Wright 
 
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After You Believe

After You Believe

In this video Conversation, Rev. N.T. Wright speaks about some of the concepts explored in his latest book After You Believe.
September 29, 2010 
N.T. Wright 
Lives of Faith 
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America’s Culture Wars: A Different Perspective

America’s Culture Wars: A Different Perspective

In this video Conversation, Rev. N.T. Wright responds to the controversy in evangelicalism about evolution. Is this a “culture war” issue?
September 22, 2010 
N.T. Wright 
Pastoral Voices 
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Paul’s Perspective on Adam

Paul’s Perspective on Adam

In this video Conversation, Rev. N.T. Wright responds to the question of how Adam functions theologically in the Old Testament and whether a historical Adam is central or important for the “Adam theology” in Paul’s letter to the Romans.
September 15, 2010 
N.T. Wright 
Adam, the Fall, and Sin 
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What Do You Mean by ‘Literal’?

What Do You Mean by ‘Literal’?

In this video Conversation, Rev. N.T. Wright responds to the question, “If you take Genesis in a non-literal fashion, especially the creation stories, why take anything in the Bible literally—such as the Gospels? Do you take the Gospels literally?”
September 08, 2010 
N.T. Wright 
Biblical Interpretation 
75
 
Does the Slippery Slope Always Go to the Left?

Does the Slippery Slope Always Go to the Left?

In this video Conversation, N.T. Wright responds to a question from a BioLogos Forum reader who notes that in the world of evangelical Christianity there seems to be a great suspicion about becoming too politically liberal, but few worries about becoming too conservative.
September 01, 2010 
N.T. Wright 
Pastoral Voices 
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Understanding the Humanity of Jesus

Understanding the Humanity of Jesus

The first question for Wright is, "What do you think is the biggest misunderstanding that western 21st century evangelicals have about Jesus, and how does it stunt their understanding and witness?"
August 24, 2010 
N.T. Wright 
Christ & New Creation 
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On What It Means To Be An Image Bearer

On What It Means To Be An Image Bearer

In this video conversation, N.T. Wright suggests that what the book of Genesis and the apostle Paul mean by humans "bearing the image of God" is less a static picture and more of a creative, dynamic proposition-- specifically, how we "reflect" God into the world.
June 16, 2010 
N.T. Wright 
Image of God 
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N.T. Wright on Understanding Ancient Texts

N.T. Wright on Understanding Ancient Texts

In this video Conversation, N.T. Wright emphasizes the importance of understanding the context of biblical texts in order to know whether to read them as literal or metaphorical narratives.
May 12, 2010 
N.T. Wright 
Biblical Interpretation 
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On Genesis 2 and 3

On Genesis 2 and 3

In this video Conversation, N.T. Wright explores how the ancient Jewish audience read Genesis before and up to the time that Jesus arrived. He asserts that readers of Genesis today who focus simply on the number of days of creation and whether there is evidence in the text pointing to an old or new earth—are in effect not reading the complete text.
February 27, 2010 
N.T. Wright 
Creation & Origins 
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Adam and Eve, History or Myth?

Adam and Eve, History or Myth?

British author, pastor, and theologian Rev. Dr. N.T. Wright suggests that questions concerning Genesis and the historicity of Adam and Eve get caught up in contemporary cultural issues, and miss the larger story.
January 13, 2010 
N.T. Wright 
Adam, the Fall, and Sin 
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