Category Archives: Justification

Wright on Justification – 8

Notes on N.T. Wright, Justification: God’s Plan & Paul’s Vision, Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2009. Chapter 7 – Romans The biggest failure of traditional (“Old Perspective”) readings of Romans is the failure to include key portions of the letter in … Continue reading

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Wright on Justification – 7

Some notes on N.T. Wright, Justification: God’s Plan & Paul’s Vision, Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2009. Chapter 6 – Interlude: Philippians, Corinthians, Ephesians A key issue in Philippians: the connection between the status of God’s people (as God’s people) and … Continue reading

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Wright on Justification – 6

Some notes on N.T. Wright, Justification: God’s Plan & Paul’s Vision, Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2009. Chapter 5 – Galatians Like other authors, Paul cannot ever say everything that needs to be said all at once. Justification in Galatians means … Continue reading

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Wright on Justification – 5

Notes on N.T. Wright, Justification: God’s Plan & Paul’s Vision, Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2009. Chapter 4: Justification: Definitions and Puzzles Wright notes the importance of Alister McGrath’s historical work on the doctrine of justification. With McGrath he notes that … Continue reading

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Notes on Wright – Justification – 4

Notes on N.T. Wright, Justification: God’s Plan & Paul’s Vision, Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2009 Chapter 3 – First Century Judaism: Covenant, Law, and Lawcourt Getting to heaven when they died was not the major concern of first century Judaism. … Continue reading

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Wright on Justification – 3

Notes on N.T. Wright, Justification: God’s Plan & Paul’s Vision, Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2009 Chapter 2 Wright lays out the basic rules he works from: Let the various writings interpret each other. He sees the battles over the authenticity … Continue reading

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Wright on Justification – 1

In this and future posts I will be sharing my notes on N.T. Wright, Justification: God’s Plan & Paul’s Vision, Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2009. If you haven’t read it yet,  it’s well worth your time. In light of the … Continue reading

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Thinking About Justification, part 2

Here are some thoughts as I prepare to compare John Piper and N.T. Wright on justification. They are in no particular order. One of the cornerstones of the New Perspective on Paul is that legalism was not the defining characteristic … Continue reading

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Thinking about Justification

One of the books I’m reading now is John Piper’s The Future of Justification: A Response to N.T. Wright. I’ve enjoyed Tom Wright’s teaching since reading his New Testament and the People of God about 15 years ago. Piper interacts … Continue reading

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