I know I should probably return to Wright’s “Justification” and give a full review, but I am so disappointed by his lack of clarity (per our last discussion) that I’m not sure it’s worth it. I think it’s a good book and I’m thankful for it, but I’d prefer to save my time for when Wright actually engages Piper.
While I’m waiting others are beginning to post. I appreciate what Kevin DeYoung said today. Some of you will say that he misread Wright on the basis of justification, but if so, I’d say the fault lies with Wright rather than Kevin. At any rate, Kevin states well what many of us Calvinisticish folks are thinking. I especially resonated with this paragraph:
“My main critique of Wright is that he gets the big picture right but then forces that big picture on the individual verses in such a way that doesn’t do justice to all the important points Paul is making along the way. Often Wright says a whole book or an entire section is about this, therefore if you talk about this other specific thing, you aren’t really paying attention to the context. But the context in any given section may have its own crucially important point, a complementary or even more important point.”