My favorite Anglican bishop and non-Catholic Biblical scholar, N.T. Wright, is retiring from his post as Anglican bishop of Durham, England. He plans to return to academic life, taking a position as Research Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at St Andrew’s University.
In all honesty, I’m ecstatic about this development. I’m sure he was a positive force in the Anglican church as a bishop, but I think it is as a theologian that he has the most positive impact on Christianity as a whole. In the confused world of biblical studies, he is a giant who uses modern methods of scholarship to support traditional Christian doctrines. He is sorely needed.
May you have many years, Bishop Wright!