TIME Magazine called him “one of the most formidable figures in the world of Christian thought.” Newsweek once labeled him “the world’s leading New Testament scholar.” His name is N.T. Wright, and he has just written a controversial book on the Bible.
Jonathan Merritt is senior columnist for Religion News Service and has just interviewed retired Anglican bishop, NT Wright on his new book, Surprised by Scripture: Engaging Contemporary Issues. In that work, Wright engages theological hot topics such as Darwinian evolution, whether Adam was a historical figure, and why he thinks the Bible makes space for women pastors.
The interview is a two parter and you can find the first half here.
In the second half of the interview, Wright discuses issues of homosexuality, science and gender. You can find that here.
This interview makes great fodder for conversation!