Category Archives: N.T. Wright

Paul & the Faithfulness of God

One of the Christmas presents my wife gave me was N.T. Wright’s latest big book (if you know his work you know what I mean by “big book.”), Paul and the Faithfulness of God. In Chapter 2 (which I just … Continue reading

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WDJD before WWJD

Several years ago, we had a WWJD craze. People in many quarters were asking, “What Would Jesus Do?” Not a bad question. The desire to do what Jesus would do in any particular situation, the choosing of Jesus as a … Continue reading

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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 – 2

Notes on N.T. Wright, Justification: God’s Plan & Paul’s Vision, Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2009 Chapter 1 The dominance of a particular reading of justification within the reformed tradition has tended to shape the understanding of theologically concerned protestants the … 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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