J. Stafford Wright

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John Stafford Wright (15 February 1905 in Bakewell – 27 August 1985 in Bristol) was an Anglican theologian.[1]

J. Stafford Wright graduated from classics from Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge in 1927 and was one of the first students at Tyndale Hall, and in 1930 vice-principal. From 1945-1950 he was senior tutor at Oak Hill College, London, then from 1951-1969 principal of Tyndale Hall. Among his staff were Philip Edgecumbe Hughes, and John Wenham. In 1967 he was made an honorary canon of Bristol Cathedral


  • The Date of Ezra's Coming to Jerusalem (Tyndale Old Testament Lecture, 1946)
  • What is Man? a Christian assessment of the powers and functions of human personality. London: Paternoster Press, 1955
  • Christianity and the Occult. London: Scripture Union, 1971
  • Some Modern Religions. London: Tyndale Press, 1956 (with John Oswald Sanders)
  • The Child's Right to Baptism. 1929; revised ed. London: Church Book Room Press, 1951
  • The Authority of the Bible. London: Tyndale Press, 1946.


  • "The Interpretation of Ecclesiastes" in Classical Evangelical Essays, ed. Walter C. Kaiser, Jr., (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1972), pp. 133–50
  • Some Modern Faiths. London: Inter-Varsity Press, 1973 "An expanded and revised version of the booklet Some modern religions." (with Maurice C. Burrell)
  • "Ecclesiastes" in Expositor's Bible Commentary, vol. 5, gen. ed. Frank E. Gaebelein. Zondervan, 1991.


  1. ^ Roger Beckwith, Latimer Trust Obituary reproduced from Church Press Fri. Sept. 13 1985
  2. ^ http://www.biblicalstudies.org.uk/article_authority_wright.html