N.T. Wright, a best-selling author and professor, will speak at Oklahoma Christian University on March 24-25.
Wright will lead a panel discussion at 10 a.m. March 25 titled “Paul and the Faithfulness of God.” The event will be in the Hardeman Auditorium on the OC campus, 2501 E Memorial Road.
Wright is research professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St. Andrew’s in Scotland. He holds a doctorate in divinity and a doctorate in philosophy from Oxford University.
He has written more than 60 books, including his best-selling “Simply Christian,” “Simply Jesus” and “How God Became King.”
In addition to the panel discussion, Wright will speak on March 24 to a sold-out crowd of 2,700 on the topic of “The Strange Challenge of Truth.”
John Harrison, professor of New Testament and Ministry and Chair of Graduate Bible at Oklahoma Christian, said those interested in hearing Wright can still attend the panel discussion the next day.
“Fortunately, the panel discussion presents another opportunity to hear from this distinguished scholar,” Harrison said. “In addition, Wright will be joined by three scholars in the study of Paul who will critique Wright's new book on Paul. This is truly a rare and unique opportunity to hear from established New Testament scholars.”
Accomplished professors Richard Hays, Jerry Sumney and James Thompson will join Wright for the panel discussion.
Hays is the dean of Duke University’s Divinity School and the George Washington Ivey Professor of New Testament. Sumney teaches New Testament at Lexington Theological Seminary and is the chair for the Pauline Epistles and Literature section of the International Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. Thompson is associate dean of the Graduate School of Theology at Abilene Christian University and the editor of Restoration Quarterly.
In conjunction with Wright’s lecture, all Oklahoma Christian students, faculty and staff members received a free copy of “Simply Christian,” and the book has been integrated into the curriculum of a number of classes.
This outreach builds on the university’s commitment to spiritual growth. It’s McGaw Lectures exist to increase national awareness of three of America’s founding core values: faith in God, constitutional government and private enterprise. The lectures are made possible by an endowment fund created by the late Mary and Foster McGaw.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at www.oc.edu/ntwright.