N.T. "TOM" WRIGHT is one of today's best known and respected New Testament scholars. He is the author of more than thirty books for both popular and scholarly audiences and his work has been praised by Anne Rice, J.I. Packer, and many others. He became Bishop of Durham in 2003 and this past year has served on the Archbishop of Canterbury's Lambeth Commission on Communion.
Born in 1948, he studied for the ministry at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, and was ordained as Junior Research Fellow and Junior Chaplain at Merton College, Oxford. From 1978 to 1981 he was Fellow and Chaplain at Downing College, Cambridge, and then moved to Montreal as Assistant Professor of New Testament Studies at McGill University. He returned in 1986 to Oxford as University Lecturer in New Testament, and Fellow and Chaplain of Worcester College, Oxford. He became Dean of Lichfield in 1994, and Canon Theologian of Westminster Abbey in 2000.