Saturday, December 10, 2005

Article on Wright

The N. T. Wright Page mentions this short article from Friday's Wall Street Journal Editorial Page:

Reform Party
A British theologian takes another stab at it.
. . . . This scholar contends that the leaders of the Protestant Reformation--Martin Luther especially--misread St. Paul on the subject of justification by faith. A self-described Reformed theologian, he proposes nothing less than a reformation of the Reformation, 500 years on--and he does so by appealing to the Reformers' own motto, sola scriptura, "going back to scripture over against all human tradition." . . . .

. . . . It is this unusual combination of prodigious scholarly achievement and pastoral concern that makes Dr. Wright's influence so pervasive. But not everyone is thrilled. When a scholar claims that his tradition has gotten one of its fundamental teachings wrong, some alarm-ringing is to be expected.


Doug said...

You've driven me to blog on this, but I do have a question for you: is Tom Wright more influential among US evnagelicals than among UK ones?

Mark Goodacre said...

I don't know, I am afraid, since I don't move in the kind of circles that would enable me to provide an informed answer.

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