Due to growing concerns about the global spread of COVID-19 and changing recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization, the luncheon with N. T. Wright at Upper House on April 16 has been postponed. We are working to reschedule this event and will share details as they develop.
World-renowned scholar N. T. Wright will address Madison’s university community at Upper House on Thursday, April 16, at 12:00 p.m. The claim of Professor Wright’s lecture, “Jesus, the University, and the Pursuit of Truth,” is that what Jesus did and who Jesus was offers shape and energy to every academic and human endeavor. Historical knowledge of Jesus of Nazareth can and should ground a worldview capable of sustaining multidisciplinary intellectual, social, and personal inquiry.
Wright emphasizes that with the achievement of Jesus comes new possibilities, not only regarding what we know, but how we know it. By grounding the pursuit of truth in love, an “epistemology of love” revives a vital but often ignored feature of human knowing that enables the university and the broader world to become an agent of the full restoration of God’s creation that was launched through the life, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus.
N. T. Wright is author of more than 70 books, Research Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St. Andrews, and Senior Research Fellow at Wycliffe Hall within Oxford University. The focus of his scholarly expertise is Ancient Judaism and Christianity, and especially Biblical Studies.
Registration for the lecture and luncheon is $20. Tickets will be refunded if the event is cancelled.