A Theological Dialogue with N. T. Wright

John ArmstrongBiblical Theology, Books, Hermeneutics, Justification and the New Perspective

I wrote here last April about the Wheaton Theology Conference which featured N. T. Wright. Never have I attended an event with so much electricity about biblical theology and serious dialog. It was a moment of my life that I shall always remember. Both devotees and detractors were present in the audience but more importantly I sensed the presence of … Read More

N. T. Wright: Is He Really the Most Dangerous Theologian of Our Time?

John ArmstrongBiblical Theology, Hermeneutics, Justification and the New Perspective, Missional-Ecumenism, Personal, The Church, Unity of the Church

From the first moment I heard the name of N. T. Wright, about twenty years ago I think, I was told to avoid him like the plague. Why? He was a dangerous man with a theology that would undermine the entire Protestant Reformation. Dutifully I avoided him because those I respected told me to do so. I limited my reading … Read More

A Way of Looking at My Concern for Unity Among Christians

John ArmstrongJustification and the New Perspective, Reformed Christianity, Roman Catholicism, The Church, Unity of the Church

A friend wrote an email to me recently that expressed his continued thinking about the practical implications of my call to church unity. He wrote: “As it relates to doctrine, I thought about my concern for growth of character. I think that those in the Protestant camp struggled so much about the issue of good works. As I develop experience … Read More

The Future of Justification: A Response to John Piper's Treatment of the New Perspective on Paul

John ArmstrongJustification and the New Perspective

John Piper The Future of Justification: A Response to N. T. Wright Wheaton, Crossway, 2007   A Review by Don Garlington*   Dr. John Piper’s new book, as its subtitle indicates, is a rejoinder to N. T. Wright’s take on justification in the letters of Paul. The volume consists of eleven chapters and six appendices, all endeavouring to lay bare … Read More