Jesus’ Resurrection – Then and Now

A leading New Testament Scholar reflects on the resurrection and its implications for today at Roanoke College and at two churches in the Roanoke Valley.

Dr. N.T. Wright, Bishop of Durham in the Church of England and widely regarded as this era's most noted scholar of the New Testament, will share his findings on "Jesus' Resurrection - Then and Now: Did Jesus Really Rise from the Dead?" on Friday, March 16 at Roanoke College.

Wright's first lecture, part of an ongoing series, will take place March 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the Bast Center. Tickets for this event are no longer available.

Wright has taught at Columbia, Oxford and McGill universities and is the author of more than 30 books, including the highly acclaimed What Saint Paul Really Said, The Resurrection of the Son of God and Simply Christian. Following his Roanoke College lecture, Wright will continue his "Jesus' Resurrection - Then and Now" series with four other sessions in the Roanoke Valley.

On Sat., March 17 at the Church of the Holy Spirit, he'll discuss "Resurrection and the Future of the World" at 9:00 a.m. and then "Resurrection and the Task of the Church" at 11:00 a.m. On Sun., March 18, he'll preach on "Resurrection and the Calling of the Christian" at both 8:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. services at St. John Lutheran Church. For information and directions to the Church of the Holy Spirit, call (540) 772-4915. For St. John Lutheran Church, call (540) 774-0712.

Roanoke College, the country's second-oldest Lutheran-related college, is an independent, co-educational, four-year liberal arts college. Roanoke is one of just 276 colleges nationwide with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor society. The Princeton Review names Roanoke as one of the "best in the Southeast." Roanoke's 1,900 students represent 40 states across the U.S. and 26 foreign countries.

For additional information, call the Roanoke College Public Relations Office at (540) 375-2282.

Update (03/21/2007): Bishop Wright's lecture is available online.