Given that I assign N. T. Wright’s books in several classes, I have been asked quite a few times what I thought of N. T. Wright’s Justification (IVP, 2009). I picked up a copy at ETS in New Orleans and finally sat down to read the book. I’ve decided that I will use a bit of my Winter Break to read through Wright, Piper, and perhaps McGrath and blog a few comments along the way. This will give me a chance to focus on the topic once again and hopefully distract attention away from Women in Ministry for a few days….!
Since I just finished teaching with Paul: A Fresh Perspective in my Pauline Literature class, much of the first two chapters is review. In fact, if I had it to do over again, I might use Justification as a textbook in the class rather than Fresh Perspective since I think Wright is more efficient explaining the “new perspective on Paul” and what impact that view might have on the doctrine of justification.
Look for a couple of posts a week for the rest of the month and into January on the topic of Justification.