POGOS: NT Wright on the Old Testament’s Relevance for Atonement & Why He Became a Biblical Scholar – The Logos Institute Podcast for 09.04.18

The week on POGOS, Jonathan and Stephanie Nicole continue their discussion with N.T. Wright.

0:22 – Why did you decide to enter into biblical studies?
3:17 – How did you balance being both a scholar and member of the clergy?
7:36 – How has being a member of and participant in the Logos Institute been fruitful for the sort of dialogue it hopes to foster?
9:29? – Can history correct theology? What order of authority should we take them to have with respect to each other?
11:59 – How does the epistemology of love connect with human motivation and divine action?
14:52 – Is Isaiah 53 the only passage from the Hebrew Scriptures that is relevant to understanding the atonement? If not, then in what ways is it significant for studies on the atonement?

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N.T. Wright is a Professor with the Logos Institute as well as Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St Andrews. He is a leading scholar of the New Testament and the former Bishop of Durham. His publications include the landmark Christian Origins and the Question of God series (consisting of The New Testament and the People of God (Fortress, 1992), Jesus and the Victory of God (Fortress, 1996), and The Resurrection and the Son of God (Fortress, 2003)) and, more recently, Paul and the Faithfulness of God (Fortress, 2013). He latest book is Paul: A Biography (HarperOne, 2018).

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Jonathan C Rutledge is a producer and host of the Logos Institute’s official podcast, Pogos. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Oklahoma, where he studied under Linda T. Zagzebski, and he is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in divinity at the University of St Andrews under Alan J. Torrance. His primary academic interests lie in the areas of epistemology, philosophy of religion, and systematic & analytic theology. His current projects include work on the nature of forgiveness, a sacrificial account of atonement, philosophical Arminianism as an account of divine creation, and constructing a new Foley-inspired account of epistemic rationality & defeat.

Stephanie Nicole Nordby is also a producer and co-host of Pogos. She is a doctoral student in theology working under supervisors N.T. Wright and Oliver Crisp at the University of St Andrews. Her dissertation project is a book on Christology in which she hopes to integrate recent work in biblical studies on Second Temple Judaism, the philosophy of Hebrew Scripture, and the idea of the Incarnation as a revelatory act. Prior to her time at St Andrews, Nordby received a Ph.D. in philosophy under the supervision of Linda Zagzebski at the University of Oklahoma. Her dissertation focused on divine predication and attributes, biblical genres and philosophy of language, and classical theism and the Hebrew Scriptures. In addition to her interest in analytic and exegetical theology, Nordby is interested in metaphysics, animal ethics, and virtue ethics.