Friday, February 20, 2009

Five Views on Justification - Forthcoming IVP Book

Paul Eddy and James Beilby are the editors of a forthcoming volume with IVP (tentatively) entitled: "Justification: Five Views". The contributors are:

1. Traditional Reformed: Michael Horton
2. Progressive Reformed: Michael Bird
3. 'New Perspective': James Dunn
4. Theosis: Veli-Matti Karkkainen
5. Catholic: Gerald O'Collins & Oliver Rafferty

This, perhaps with the exception of # 2, looks like a pretty impressive cast of characters. I certainly would pay good money to see Jimmy Dunn, Gerald Collins, and Michael Horton talk Pauline theology over a beer and a bag of cashews. So keep an eye out for this one in the future!

8 comments:

Daniel said...
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Daniel said...

Dr. Bird,
This looks great and I cannot wait! Is 'Progressive Reformed' going to become the new moniker for those in the Bird/Watson/semi-Wright path?

Exiled Preacher said...

How come the papists got two contributor? I smell a Jesuit stitch-up.

:mic said...

exiled . . .

It's a way of evening out the field, like spotting them a few points . . .

Rubati said...

Exiled,

There are three protestant contributors. I think that is more than evenly balanced.

Exiled Preacher said...

The "Jesuit plot" thing was just a silly joke. Looks like an ineresting book.

Exiled Preacher said...

The "Jesuit plot" thing was just a silly joke. Looks like an ineresting book.

Michael F. Bird said...

Daniel,
I doubt that Wright or Watson want to be known as "progressive Reformed". I would like to call it the "Pauline Perspective" but no doubt everyone claims that title to their perspective. I like to think of my perspective as "Reformed" in so far as it attempts to follow the voice of Scripture.