Thursday, January 15, 2009

N.T. Wright's thoughts on John Piper's notion of Justification

Trevin Wax: What would you say are the key differences between you and Piper on justification?

N.T. Wright: Well, I set justification within the larger Pauline context, where it always comes, of God’s purposes to fulfill his covenant promise to Abraham and so to rescue the whole creation, humankind of course centrally included, from sin and death. Piper holds that Abrahamic context at arm’s length.

The interview is at Kingdom People blog.

1 comment:

Rubati Rabbit said...

Maybe because Piper is a baptist and might have some covenantal theology reservations?

I'm sure Horton and other WTS presbyterians would have no problems affirming the relevance of the Abrahamic covenant for Christians...