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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 […]

Wright Wednesdays: part 2

[We're continuing with Mike Horton's review of N. T. Wright's Justification.] Justification and God’s Single Plan: The Covenant and History According to Wright, “Paul’s doctrine of justification is the place where four themes meet, which Piper, and others like him, have managed to ignore or sideline.”  “First, Paul’s doctrine of justification is about the work […]

Wright Wednesdays

[Over the next several weeks we'll be posting Mike Horton's unpublished review/critique of N. T. Wright's new book, Justification. Today, part 1, is an introduction.] For nearly three decades now, N. T. Wright has been stirring things up in New Testament studies.  Despite the persona of the champion of the New Perspective on Paul, Wright […]