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“The C.S. Lewis of Our Time”

Bishop N.T. Wright, one of the world’s leading Bible scholars, comes to campus Wednesday, November 13, at 7 p.m. in Brougham Pavilion. He will talk about his newest book, The Case for the Psalms: Why They Are Essential, and make an argument for why Christians must read, pray, sing, and live the Psalms.

Wright, who has been called “the C.S. Lewis for our time,” is the award-winning author of nearly 60 books, including After You Believe, Surprised by Hope, Simply Christian, The Challenge of Jesus, and The Meaning of Jesus (coauthored with Marcus Borg), as well as the much-heralded series Christian Origins and the Question of God. He has been featured on ABC News, Dateline, The Colbert Report, and Fresh Air.

The former Bishop of Durham, UK, Wright currently serves as the chair of New Testament and Early Christianity in the School of Divinity at the University of St. Andrews. For 20 years, he taught New Testament studies at Cambridge, McGill, and Oxford Universities.

Writes Publishers Weekly about The Case for the Psalms, “Wright … knows the Bible about as well as he knows his name …. The author’s reflections are pastoral, urging the reader to understand and then pray and sing the Psalms.”

The event is sponsored by Seattle Pacific Seminary and SPU’s Center for Biblical and Theological Education. Invite family and friends to attend this special, free lecture. Doors open at 6 p.m. Space is limited, so be sure to arrive early. Books will be available for purchase.

Posted: Sunday, November 10, 2013

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