How to Think about Jesus
Wycliffe Hall Forum
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:
- The Image in the Temple: from Cosmos to Christos
- Son of Man at the Right Hand: The Gospels as the Story of God Incarnate
- 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’.