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Debating the Rights and Wrongs of N. T. Wright

This is a fascinating panel discussion on Pauline theology, focused on the scholarship and interpretive work of the great N. T. Wright.  As the discussion makes evident, Wright’s grasp of the Old and New Testaments and the extant writings of Second … Continue reading

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Historical Criticism and the Christ of Faith

Before there was Bart Ehrman, there was John Dominic Crossan and the Jesus Seminar. My younger readers may not even have heard of the name John Dominic Crossan; but let me assure you, back in the early 90s his The … Continue reading

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God is not Odin, God is not Zeus, God is not Marduk

God is not Odin All-Father. God does not wield thunderbolts like Zeus. God does not make the world by slaying Tiamat and dividing her carcass to form heaven and earth. God is not god. We Christians, of course, did not … Continue reading

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Ruminating Romans: Justification as Apocalyptic Liberation

But now apart from the law the righteousness of God (although it is attested by the law and the prophets) has been disclosed—namely, the righteousness of God through the faithfulness of Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is … Continue reading

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Another Thought or Two on Justification and N. T. Wright

This afternoon I settled into my chair and read N. T. Wright’s essay “New Perspectives on Paul,” in Justification in Perspective. In light of this essay I had to go back and revise my article “Is Justification Forensic?” I hope … Continue reading

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Ruminating Romans: Is Justification Forensic?

But now, quite apart from the law (though the law and the prophets bore witness to it), God’s covenant justice has been displayed. God’s covenant justice comes into operation through the faithfulness of Jesus the Messiah, for the benefit of … Continue reading

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Ruminating Romans: N. T. Wright and Justification by Works

But now, quite apart from the law (though the law and the prophets bore witness to it), God’s covenant justice has been displayed. God’s covenant justice comes into operation through the faithfulness of Jesus the Messiah, for the benefit of … Continue reading

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