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N.T. Wright Retiring as Bishop

He has been appointed to a chair in New Testament and early Christianity at St Andrews in Scotland.
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Leading New Testament scholar N. T. Wright, 61, will retire after seven years as the Bishop of Durham on August 31. He will take a chair in New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

'This has been the hardest decision of my life," Wright said in a statement. "But my continuing vocation to be a writer, teacher and broadcaster, for the benefit (I hope) of the wider world and church, has been increasingly difficult to combine with the complex demands and duties of a diocesan bishop. I am very sad about this, but the choice has become increasingly clear."

Wright's recent books include Surprised by Hope, Simply Christian, and

Justification: God's Plan & Paul's Vision. A review of After You Believe is in Christianity Today's May issue. The diocese announcement explains what Wright is working on next.

As a writer, Bishop Tom has been working on three series of books – Christian Origins and the Question of God (at a scholarly level), The New Testament for ...
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