How to Think about Jesus

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: 

  1. The Image in the Temple: from Cosmos to Christos 
  2. Son of Man at the Right Hand: The Gospels as the Story of God Incarnate 
  3. Jesus as Lord in Caesar’s world – Then and Now 

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 fulfilment of the Old Testament’. 

Join us and the Friends of Wycliffe Hall in Houston as together, they help us understand and enjoy more fully the complexities and depths of Herbert’s ‘only music’.


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The Right Revd Prof N T Wright 

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

The Revd Dr Suse McBay

Suse McBay has a PhD in Second Temple Judaism, focusing on the Sibylline Oracles and the language of cosmic catastrophe and divine warrior myth in the Judaeo-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.