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Bishop N.T. Wright of the Church of England to Launch 2005 Distinguished Lecture Series
N.T. (Tom) Wright, highly acclaimed theologian and Bishop of Durham in the Church of England, will present three addresses at Pepperdine January 9, 10 and 11, launching the University’s 2005 Distinguished Lecture Series. His appearance at Pepperdine also serves to inaugurate the University’s Frank Pack Distinguished Christian Scholar Lecture Program.
The Distinguished Lecture Series is made possible in part through the support of the Seaver College Board of Visitors, the Seaver Parents Association, the Office of Church Relations, and special friends of the College. All events are to be held in Smothers Theatre beginning at 7 p.m. Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend. There is no charge for admission.
Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, January 9, 10, and 11, 2005, 7 p.m. at the Smothers Theatre, Dr. N.T Wright will speak about “The Challenge of Following Jesus in the Twenty-first Century.”
The Right Reverend Dr. Wright is one of today’s best-known and respected New Testament scholars. Educated at Oxford and Cambridge Universities, he served as Fellow and Chaplain at Downing College, Cambridge (1978-1981), as Assistant Professor of New Testament Studies at McGill University in Montreal, Canada (1981-1986), and as Fellow and Chaplain of Worcester College, Oxford (1986-1993). He has served as Dean of Lichfield (1994-1999) and Canon Theologian of Westminster Abbey (2000-2003). Currently he is Bishop of Durham. He has served as Visiting Professor at Yale Divinity School and Harvard Divinity School, among others. Dr. Wright is the author of thirty books, including The New Testament and the People of God (1992), Jesus and the Victory of God (1996), The Resurrection of the Son of God (2003), and The Original Jesus (1997). These lectures are sponsored by the Office of Church Relations in honor of Frank Pack and hosted by members of the Pepperdine University Ambassadors Council.