Friday, December 17, 2004

Review of Wright on Romans

The N. T. Wright page has added a reproduction of a review of N. T. Wright's commentary on the Epistle to the Romans, which appears in the New Interpreter's Bible Commentary series (Volume 10). The review is from the Westminster Theological Journal and some of it will only make sense to those interested in the "Reformed tradition":

N. T. Wright, “The Letter to the Romans: Introduction, Commentary, and Reflections.”
Pages 393-770 in vol. 10 of The New Interpreter's Bible: A Commentary in Twelve Volumes. Edited by Leander E. Keck. Nashville: Abingdon, 2002. Pp. xviii + 1011. $70.00, cloth.
Originally published in Westminster Theological Journal, 2003, Vol. 65, No. 2, 365-69
J. R. Daniel Kirk

On the whole, Kirk likes the commentary. One sentence struck a chord with me, "One complaint about the commentary stems from the way Wright pawns off as “obvious” readings that are, in fact, quite novel to himself and sometimes questionable." This is a common element in Wright's rhetorical strategy -- compare his use of the term "common sense", especially in the Resurrection book, where by "common sense" he means the Tom Wright view.

1 comment:

Whit said...

As listed on the N.T.Wright page, the bishop will be in my part of the world (less than an hour drive) early next month at the 2005 Auburn Avenue Pastor's Conference. The conference begins Monday, January 3, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. and ends Wednesday, January 5 at 12:15 p.m. It features Bishop Wright and Dr. Richard Gaffin and is titled "Paul's Perspective: The Apostle and His Theology."

I will try to pass on some reports after the event, if not a little - day by day.