NT Wright has announced that he will retire the bishopric of Durham on August 31. I don't blame him. Being an Anglican bishop these days is a pretty crummy occumpation. It's all falling apart and you have no magisterial (i.e. papal) support. It's a house built on sand. Here are the details from CT:
Leading New Testament scholar N. T. Wright, 61, will retire after seven years as the Bishop of Durham on August 31. He will take a chair in New Testament and Early Christianity at St Andrew's in Scotland.by Sarah Pulliam Bailey in Christianity Today
'This has been the hardest decision of my life," Wright said in a statement. "But my continuing vocation to be a writer, teacher and broadcaster, for the benefit (I hope) of the wider world and church, has been increasingly difficult to combine with the complex demands and duties of a diocesan bishop. I am very sad about this, but the choice has become increasingly clear."
Please also read:
- Christianity Today Article Quoting Me on Catholicism and NT Wright
- 10 Questions for N.T. Wright regarding Catholicism, Justification
- N.T. Wright on Martin Luther Not Being All That Right
- Does N.T. Wright lead to the Catholic Church?