Shame on me. The name of Tom Wright features prominently on this web site, and yet I missed, until very recently, the excellent biography that has been posted on alistair.adversaria. This tracks the development of Wright’s thought, and offers some insightful comments on his relationship with evangelicalism.
The ways in which Wright has deliberately set out to question and re-think his evangelical heritage is well set out. He himself is quoted as saying:-
I continue to respect the Reformers, and men like Charles Simeon, of 200 years ago, John Stott, Jim Packer and Michael Green, at whose feet I was privileged to sit, and whose work in a variety of ways created space for me to do things differently. Where I disagree with them it is because I have done what they told me to: to read Scripture and emerge with a more biblical theology. The evangelical tradition at its best encourages critique from within. It sends us back to the Scripture which stands over against all traditions, our own included.