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The Future of Justification: A Response to N.T. Wright

, 2007
ISBN: 9781581349641
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Respected all over the world, N.T. Wright has spent a lifetime studying the New Testament. Yet, many church leaders and traditional scholars have identified significant points of discontinuity between Wright’s conclusions and what many interpreters—from Augustine to today—have to say about “justification by faith” as it is taught in Paul’s epistles.

The Future of Justification, written by pastor and New Testament scholar John Piper, pinpoints where Piper believes Wright has departed from traditional teaching regarding justification. Piper explains why it is crucial that the church not lose the gospel message it has proclaimed for over 1500 years.

Interested in more? Check out the Crossway John Piper Collection (39 vols.).

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Key Features

  • Examines and defines a central doctrine of the Christian Faith
  • Critiques modern discussion of justification in light of church history
  • Theologically focused and intellectually stimulating

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“My conviction concerning N. T. Wright is not that he is under the curse of Galatians 1:8–9, but that his portrayal of the gospel—and of the doctrine of justification in particular—is so disfigured that it becomes difficult to recognize as biblically faithful.” (Page 15)

“Justification must be seen in this larger picture. ‘Justification, for Paul, is a subset of election, that is, it belongs as a part of his doctrine of the people of God.’3 Wright is recognized for his unusual definition of justification as the declaration that a person is in the covenant family.” (Page 39)

“Wright has labored hard to clarify that it is both-and—covenant and law-court—not either-or.” (Page 44)

“So, on the face of it, Wright’s definition of justification as ‘God’s eschatological definition, both future and present, of who was, in fact, a member of his people’ does not fit well with Paul’s use of justification language.” (Page 44)

“And Paul is eager to make explicit that this ‘for our sins’ is good news because by it we are ‘saved.’ This is at the heart of what makes the gospel gospel, and not just an effect of the gospel.” (Page 89)

Praise for the Print Edition

John Piper’s challenging yet courteous book takes issue with Tom Wright regarding Paul’s teaching on justification. This serious critique deserves to be read by all who want to understand more fully God’s righteousness in Christ and his justifying the ungodly.

—Peter T. O’Brien, senior research fellow in New Testament, Moore Theological College, Australia

  • Title: The Future of Justification: A Response to N. T. Wright
  • Author: John Piper
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Print Publication Date: 2007
  • Logos Release Date: 2014
  • Pages: 240
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Justification (Christian theology) › History of doctrines--20th century; Wright, N. T. (Nicholas Thomas)
  • ISBNs: 9781581349641, 1581349645
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-09-30T00:08:55Z
John Piper

John Piper (b. 1946) is a widely respected theologian and bestselling author who serves as founder and lead teacher at Desiring God and is chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. For 33 years, Piper served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church. He has authored more than 50 books, and more than 30 years of his preaching and writing are available free of charge at desiringGod.org. Piper resides in the Minneapolis area with his wife of 51 years, and has five children and 14 grandchildren.

Piper attended Wheaton College where he majored in literature and minored in philosophy. He completed his Bachelor of Divinity at Fuller Theological Seminary, where he studied under Dr. Daniel Fuller. Piper received his Doctorate in Theology from the University of Munich and taught biblical studies for six years at Bethel College.

In 1994, Piper founded Desiring God Ministries, which provides Piper’s sermons, articles, and information on titles he has authored. One of his bestsellers, Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist, prompted the name of the ministry.

Several of Piper’s books have been Evangelical Christian Publishers Association Christian book award winners including What Jesus Demands from the World, Pierced by the Word, and God’s Passion for His Glory. The Crossway John Piper Collection (39 vols.) includes 39 titles from Piper, including Love Your Enemies and A Hunger for God. His preaching ministry of more than 30 years is available in the John Piper Sermon Archive (1980–2014).

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