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Fuller Seminary Northern California invites you to join them Wednesday, November 16 for two sessions with the Rt. Rev. Dr. N.T. Wright, research professor of New Testament and early Christianity at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. He was previously the Bishop of Durham, and has taught New Testament Studies at Oxford, Cambridge and McGill Universities. During the afternoon session, Dr. Wright will be joined on a panel that includes a member of our diocesan clergy. The two sessions are as follows:
Afternoon Session: The Challenge of Paul for Tomorrow's World, 1:30pm, $15
Recent trends in academic research have generated much discussion concerning the writings of Paul, but what impact will this have on the future? Dr. Wright will share his perspectives and will dialogue with a panel of local biblical and theological scholars. Panel members include:
Dr. Daniel Kirk, assistant professor of New Testament, Fuller Seminary, and author of Unlocking Romans and Jesus I Have Loved, But Paul?
The Rev. Peter Rodgers, adjunct professor of New Testament, Fuller Seminary; Rector of St. Andrew's, Antelope; and author of Text and Story.
Dr. Libby Vincent, adjunct professor of theology, Fuller Seminary; speaker; and author of "All Glory, Laud and Honor to...Contemporary Worship?" in Insights: The Faculty Journal of Austin Theological Seminary.
Evening Session: Kingdom and Cross - The Forgotten Message of the Gospels, 7pm, $10
Dr. Wright will share insights into why the church has embraced an "either/or" mentality regarding the message of salvation rather than embracing the work of making the world a better place. He will provide practical ideas on how to adopt a "both/and" approach to believing and doing.
The Rev. Peter Rodgers says about N.T. Wright:
"In the mid 1970s I was a graduate student in New Testament at Oxford at the same time that N.T. Wright was also working on his degree. We became friends and have stayed in touch for almost 40 years. Two years ago I invited Tom to speak at Fuller Seminary, Sacramento (where I teach New Testament and Preaching), and he agreed to come. He was to be in San Francisco for the Society of Biblical Literature in November of 2011, and I was able to secure him for a visit to us before he went to this gathering of scholars. He graciously agreed to speak for us, and I have been working steadily with a team for the past two years to insure that the N.T. Wright event on November 16 would be a great opportunity for people in the Sacramento area to hear one of the world's leading biblical scholars and theologians. We hope that this event will be a great encouragement to people of all Christian denominations in the greater Sacramento area."
Both sessions will be held at Fremont Presbyterian Church, 5770 Carlson Drive, Sacramento, CA 95819. Click here to purchase advance tickets today!
To learn more about this event and Fuller Seminary, visit www.fuller.edu/norcal.
Posted on Thu, September 15, 2011
by Caitlin Gutenberger filed under