Academic Review Panelists

Academic Review: Paul and the Faithfulness of God
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 

Professor N.T. WrightDr. N.T. Wright

Professor N.T. Wright is a best-selling, award-winning author who is recognized as one of the premier theologians of our day. He is Research Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Dr. Wright holds a Doctor of Divinity and a Doctor of Philosophy from Oxford University. He has written more than 60 books, including his best-selling works Simply Christian, Simply Jesus, How God Became King, and his multi-volume work Christian Origins and the Question of God, of which volume four, Paul and the Faithfulness of God, has recently been released. Dr. Wright has taught at Cambridge, McGill, and Oxford and has served as Canon Theologian at Westminster Abbey, as Dean at Lichfield Cathedral and as the Church of England Bishop of Durham.

Professor Richard HaysDr. Richard Hays

Professor Richard Hays is the Dean of Duke Divinity School and the George Washington Ivey Professor of New Testament. He holds a Ph.D. in New Testament from Emory University and has taught at Emory and Yale. Dr. Hays is internationally recognized as an expert on Paul and New Testament ethics. He is the author of The Moral Vision of the New Testament: Community, Cross, New Creation, which was identified by Christianity Today as one of the 100 most significant books of the 20th century. His works on Paul include a commentary on 1 Corinthians (Interpretation series), The Faith of Jesus Christ: The Narrative Substructure of Galatians 3:1-4:11, and Echoes of Scripture in the Letters of Paul.

Professor Jerry SumneyDr. Jerry Sumney

Professor Jerry Sumney teaches New Testament at Lexington Theological Seminary. He holds a Ph.D. in New Testament from Southern Methodist University. Dr. Sumney is currently the chair for the Pauline Epistles and Literature section of the International Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature and has recently published The Bible: An Introduction. Among his published works on Paul are Philippians: A Greek Student’s Intermediate Reader and Colossians: A Commentary (New Testament Library series). Dr. Sumney has also co-edited two books on Paul, Theology and Ethics in Paul and His Interpreters and Paul and Pathos.

Professor James ThompsonDr. James Thompson

Professor James Thompson is the Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Theology at Abilene Christian University. He is the Onstead Chair of Biblical Studies and Professor of New Testament at Abilene Christian University and holds a Ph.D. in New Testament from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Thompson is the editor for the Restoration Quarterly, an academic journal advancing the understanding of New Testament Christianity and its implication for today. Among his published works on Paul are Preaching Like Paul, Pastoral Ministry according to Paul: A Biblical Vision, and Moral Formation according to Paul: The Context and Coherence of Pauline Ethics.