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Justified: the new book from Modern Reformation

You’ve seen the cover and read a little bit about it. Here’s the table of contents. Justified: Modern Reformation Essays on The Doctrine of Justification List of Contributors 1 Introduction—Getting Perspective 3 RYAN GLOMSRUD COVENANT AND JUSTIFICATION 1 Engaging N.T. Wright and John Piper 11 MICHAEL S. HORTON LAW AND FAITH 2 Confusion about the […]

Coming Soon! Justified, the MR book

“God justifies the ungodly”: Paul’s statement in Romans 4:5 has brought comfort and provoked controversy throughout the history of the church. Historically, most Protestants have seen the Reformation as a rediscovery of this gospel truth–indeed, justification as “the article by which the church stands or falls.” In our day, however, neither the Reformers’ account of […]

Horton’s Review of Wright – Full Review

Recently on the WHI Blog Dr. Horton reviewed the book Justification by N.T. Wright in ten different postings. In order to make it easier to read this review in its entirety we have compiled all the posts and made them available as a PDF. Horton reviews N.T. Wright’s Justification (350 kB PDF)

Wright Wednesdays: Part 9

[We're continuing with Mike Horton's review of N.T. Wright's new book, Justification, a response to the criticisms of John Piper and others to his reconsideration of the Reformation's understanding of Paul and the universal problem of guilt and righteousness. Want to catch up or refresh your memory? Here are the previous installments.] “Works of the […]

Wright Wednesdays: Part 8

Justification and Romans Wright’s seventh chapter focuses on justification in Romans.  Among other things, “part of its aim is to challenge, at several levels, the ideological foundations of Caesar’s empire” (177).  If we had not made “‘justification’ cover the entire sweep of soteriology from grace to glory…,” we would have recognized Paul’s central point: “God’s […]

Wright Wednesdays: Part 7

Justification and the Testimony of Paul In chapter six, Wright interprets other Pauline epistles (Philippians, 1 and 2 Corinthians, and Ephesians) in the light of his over-arching framework.  In his famous contrast in Philippians 3 between “the righteousness of the law” and the righteousness that he now has “in Christ,” Paul designated himself, “‘…as to […]

Wright Wednesdays: Part 6

[We're continuing with Mike Horton's review of N. T. Wright's Justification, a response to the critique of John Piper and others to his version of the New Perspective on Paul, especially as it relates to the Reformation's understanding of justification.] Justification, Faith, and Faithfulness: The Works of the Law So far, Wright has approximated a […]

Wright Wednesdays: Part 5

[We're continuing with Mike Horton's review of N.T. Wright's Justification, a response to the critique of John Piper and others to his version of the New Perspective on Paul, especially as it relates to the Reformation's understanding of justification.] Justification and God’s Righteousness: Covenant and Eschatology Wright sees Genesis 15 as the background for everything […]

Wright Wednesdays: part 4

Justification and God’s Righteousness: Imputation and the Future Hope Whatever the merits of John Piper’s critique, it is disappointing that Wright fails to engage with “old perspective” writers who emphasize the importance of covenant and eschatology as he does but without surrendering the imputation of Christ’s righteousness.  “Biblicism,” the assumption that a concept must be […]

Wright Wednesdays: part 3

[We're continuing with Mike Horton's review of N. T. Wright's Justification] Justification and God’s Single Plan: Justification and God’s People Wright properly emphasizes the integral relationship between justification (soteriology) and the uniting of Jew and Gentile into one family in Christ (ecclesiology): In Galatians 3:29, after heaping up almost all his great theological themes into […]