New Aberdeen Centre to welcome leading Bible scholar

One of the world's leading Bible scholars will present a free public lecture at the University of Aberdeen's new Centre for Ministry Studies.

N.T. Wright is the former Bishop of Durham in the Church of England and is now serving as the Chair of New Testament and Early Christianity at the School of Divinity at the University of St. Andrews. For twenty years he taught New Testament studies at Cambridge, McGill and Oxford Universities

He will talk on ‘Paul and the Faithfulness of God’ on Tuesday May 27 at King’s College and the lecture will be followed with a question and answer session.

The Centre for Ministry Studies was established in January 2014 under the leadership of Professor John Swinton, as the result of a collaboration between the University of Aberdeen and Christ’s College. It is run and coordinated by Rev. Dr. Kenneth Jeffrey.

It is inter-denominational and aims to work closely with churches and organisations from all traditions, with the purpose of providing ministry education, research and training across a wide range of contexts for lay and ordained people.

Professor Swinton said: “We are delighted to welcome a scholar of the calibre of N.T. Wright for our first major public event since the launch of the Centre for Ministry Studies earlier this year.

“The lecture is open to all and should appeal to ministers, lay preachers and the general public alike. We look forward to an interesting evening of discussion with one of the world’s leading Bible scholars.”

The lecture begins at 7pm in room KCF8 in King’s College, Old Aberdeen and will be followed by a reception and book signing in the Divinity Library. Entrance is free and booking is not required.