Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Back on the map?

With the retirement of Richard Bauckham and the departure of Bruce Longenecker to Baylor University, the University of St. Andrews in Scotland took a huge hit in terms of strength of faculty. It seems like one man has put them back on the map:

Bishop Nicholas Thomas Wright, better known as N.T. Wright in New Testament scholarship, has been elected as the Research Professor/Chair in New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St. Andrews. See the school's announcement here, the announcement of his retirement from the See of Durham here, and a Times Online article here.

What do you think this will do to the number of postgrads trying to get into the school? With the poor funding overseas, I basically gave up seriously thinking about applying to the U.K. for a Ph.D, but I guess one can dream... Who knows? All I know for now is University of St. Andrews is back on the map!

HT: Near Emmaus


John Anderson said...

Following in Longenecker's footsteps, this is clearly just Wright's way of eventually getting to Baylor! I can't fault him!

Mike S. said...

John: :)