Nicholas Thomas "Tom" Wright (born 1948) is the Bishop of Durham in the Church of England and a leading British New Testament scholar. His academic work has always been published under the name N.T. Wright. He is generally perceived as coming from a moderately evangelical perspective. He is associated with the so-called Third Quest for the Historical Jesus, and the New Perspective on Paul (a complex movement with many unique positions, originating from the probing works of James Dunn and E. P. Sanders). He argues that the current understanding of Jesus must be connected with what is known to be true about him from the historical perspective of first-century Judaism and Christianity.
Wright gave a lecture entitled "How Can The Bible Be Authoritative?", which the Bible study read before beginning its study of Romans.