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A Homily by Paul’s Opponents

In chapter 4 of his Epistle to the Romans, St Paul speaks at length about the patriarch Abraham and how his faith relates to the righteousing of Christians through faith in Jesus Christ. But this is not the first time … Continue reading

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Ruminating Romans: Excluded Boasting

So what happens to boasting? It is ruled out! Through what sort of law? The law of works? No; through the law of faith! We calculate, you see, that a person is declared to be in the right on the … 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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Ruminating Romans: Faithing in the Faith of Christ

Compare these Pauline verses. First, Romans 3:21-22: But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from law, although the law and the prophets bear witness to it, the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all … Continue reading

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

This afternoon I settled into my chair on my deck, smoked a cigar (a Butera, for anyone who is interested) and read N. T. Wright’s essay “New Perspectives on Paul,” in Justification in Perspective. In light of this essay I … 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: The Wrights and Wrongs of Justification

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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