Join historian and New Testament scholar, Professor N.T. Wright, for a two-day forum on a deeper understanding of who Jesus was. Co-sponsored by the Friends of Wycliffe Hall
How to Think About Jesus - a Wycliffe Hall Forum
March 8 & 9, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Featuring the Rt. Rev. Prof. N.T. Wright, the Rev. Dr. Suse McBay, the Rev. Dr. Michael Lloyd, and the Rev. Dr. Jonathan Brandt
Registration fee: $150 (includes lunch on both days)
Jesus is one of the most intriguing, perplexing, appealing, troubling, controversial, and influential figures in history. To Charles Swinburne, he was the ‘pale Galilean’ whose breath turned the world grey. To George Herbert, he was ‘my only music’.
We, all of us, need a deeper understanding of who he was, and there is no better guide than the historian and New Testament scholar, Professor N.T. Wright, who has spent a lifetime studying Jesus in his first-century context, and has written books on Jesus’ prayer, his final meal, his death, his resurrection, on following Jesus, on the challenge of Jesus, and on each of the four accounts of Jesus’ life. He will give three talks:
Dr. Suse McBay, a pastor and an expert in the Judaism of Jesus’ day, will speak on Beginning with Moses and all the prophets: Jesus as the fulfillment of the Old Testament.
Friday, March 8
8:00 am - Registration and light breakfast
8:30 am - Morning prayer
9:00 am - N.T. Wright – The Image in the Temple: From Cosmos to Christos
10:30 am. - Jonathan Brandt – Reel Saviour: How to think about Jesus by reflecting on movies
12:00 noon - Lunch
1:00 pm - Suse McBay – Beginning with Moses and All the Prophets: Jesus as the fulfillment of the Old Testament
2:30 pm - Michael Lloyd in conversation with N.T. Wright
4:00 pm - End
Saturday, March 9
8:30 am - Light breakfast
9:00 am - N.T. Wright – Son of Man at the Right Hand: The Gospels as the Story of God Incarnate
10:30 am - Suse McBay – "He commands even the unclean spirits!" - Jesus as Lord of the spiritual world
12:00 noon - Lunch
1:00 pm - Michael Lloyd – A Demonstration of the Messias: Jesus in the theology of Handel
2:30 pm - N.T. Wright – Jesus as Lord in Caesar’s world – Then and Now
4:00 pm - End
N.T. Wright is one of the world’s leading New Testament scholars and a world authority on the apostle Paul. He is the author of over 80 academic and lay-level books. N.T. Wright served as Bishop of Durham from 2003 to 2010, when he became Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St Andrews. He is now Senior Research Fellow at Wycliffe Hall in Oxford.
Suse McBay has a Ph.D. in Second Temple Judaism, focusing on the Sibylline Oracles and the language of cosmic catastrophe and divine warrior myth in the Judeo-Christian tradition. She has since written for the Journal for the Study of Judaism on differing Jewish perspectives on the Greek and Roman empires. Her research interests currently include the various uses of Stoic cosmological language in the first century and the portrayal of Zacchaeus in Luke 19.
She is now Tutor in Ministry and Biblical Studies at Wycliffe Hall after spending almost a decade in the USA, serving as curate and then associate rector at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston.
Michael Lloyd is the Principal of Wycliffe Hall and was formerly the chaplain at The Queen’s College, University of Oxford, and the Chaplain and Director of Studies in Theology at Christ’s College, Cambridge University. Dr Lloyd has taught theology and doctrine at the University of Oxford, Cambridge University, and St Paul’s Theological Centre, London. He has published the popular introduction Café Theology and has co-written Image Bearers with Rachel Atkinson. He has a particular interest in the problem of evil - and an inexplicable love of cricket.
Jonathan Brant has served in mission and ministry for over three decades – in the United States, Latin America, and the United Kingdom. Since completing his doctorate at Trinity College (Oxford) in 2008, he has served as the Oxford Pastorate Chaplain with overall responsibility for leading a team serving the postgraduate and research community.
He is the Founding Director of the Oxford Character Project and has taught and conducted research as a member of the Faculty of Theology and Religion since 2014. He is the author of many popular and academic books and articles and his research and teaching interests lie in the fields of systematic theology; theology of arts and culture; virtue ethics; and the theory and practice of contemporary mission.