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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (229 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Piper Narrator: Robertson Dean Publisher: christianaudio.com Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN:
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N. T. Wright, a world-renowned New Testament scholar and bishop of Durham in the Church of England, has spent years studying the apostle Paul's writings and has offered a fresh perspective on Paul's theology. Among his conclusions are that the discussions of justification in much of the history of the church - certainly since Augustine - got off on the wrong foot, at least in terms of understanding Paul - and they have stayed there ever since.

Wright's confidence that the church has gotten it wrong for 1,500 years, given his enormous influence, has set off warning bells for Christian leaders such as John Piper, a pastor and New Testament scholar. If Wright's framework for interpreting the New Testament text and his understanding of justification find a home in the church, not only could the doctrine of justification be distorted for generations to come, but the New Testament writers' original intent could be silenced. So Piper is sounding a crucial warning in this audiobook, reminding all Christians to exercise great caution regarding fresh interpretations of the Bible and to hold fast to the biblical view of justification. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert | 2/6/2014

    " A very intricate sandcastle. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Josh | 2/1/2014

    " A great and balanced explanation of and response to NT Wright's views on Paul and justification. Piper explains which charges against Wright are valid and which are not, which errors he falls into and which he does not, and which Wright's views may lead into even though Wright himself doesn't go there. It definitely helps me understand why there are such mixed views of Wright in evangelicalism. As his response, Piper provides an excellent defense of penal substitutionary atonement. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jon | 1/29/2014

    " I have read and been deeply impacted by many John Piper books. I was disappointed, because I found in this book that he seems to be arguing a strongly polemical position from a place of passion about preserving traditions. This is ironic, given that the traditions he's arguing to preserve are the traditions of the reformers who argued that we should scrutinize traditional teachings carefully in light of the Bible. Piper argues less from the Bible than from the tradition. My second disappointment was that this book is written as a response to N. T. Wright; however, it seemed to me like Piper was arguing against a straw man. Either he hasn't read Wright very carefully, or he genuinely is unable to understand Wright's arguments; I'm guessing it's the former, because Piper is very intelligent and articulate. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 1/24/2014

    " Incredibly relevant and important. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ejkotynski | 1/14/2014

    " Piper's response to N.T. Wright is thorough and convincing. His footnoting is excellent. He only gets a four star because he is far more convincing at critiquing Wright's new ideas than in presenting his positive arguments for "imputation." His scriptural references on that note are far from conclusive. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Taylor | 1/1/2014

    " Not sure if I'm a good judge on this kind of theological debate, so I gave both Piper and Wright equal stars. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charles | 12/25/2013

    " This is a great book on Justification and I gained a great deal from it. But I should note that I am not at all against N. T. Wright and enjoy his books as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jerry | 12/17/2013

    " A much needed and well-crafted response to NT Wright's justification errors. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Timothy Bertolet | 12/1/2013

    " Good book, easy read for anyone who wants to understand more about the New Perspective on Paul. Piper is gracious and clear. Sometimes he adds a few to many caveats as he tries to understand what N.T. Wright says--but he engages the issue without a condescending tone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chad Barnes | 11/16/2013

    " Piper has humbly, yet thoroughly argued against Wright's perspective on justification. Great and fair read on the "new perspective" on justification. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karel Castro | 2/24/2013

    " Piper gives a thoughtful and gracious response to NT Wright's teachings on the New Perspective. I would have liked to see it in a "views" book where they could interact. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aaron Shamp | 4/18/2012

    " At times Piper can explain Wright better than Wright can explain himself. Also, in my opinion, Piper treated Wright much more cordially than vice versa. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steven Wedgeworth | 4/11/2012

    " Piper isn't totally off base, but he's got some unfortunate imbalances of his own. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thomas Kong | 6/15/2011

    " Read part of it. Need to come and read some of the chapter again "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 LJh* | 5/14/2011

    " Mixed feelings here. I am inclined more toward Piper than Wright about the unconverted Saul and his place in "2nd Temple Judaism," although Wright's understanding of the global impact of the Gospel is unparalleled. We'll see if things change when I read Wright's "Justification." "

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About the Author
Author John Piper

John Piper is founder and teacher of DesiringGod.org and chancellor for Bethlehem College and Seminary, Minneapolis. For thirty-three years, he was pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church. He is author of more than fifty books, including Desiring God and Let the Nations Be Glad!

About the Narrator

Robertson Dean has played leading roles on and off Broadway and at dozens of regional theaters throughout the country. He has a BA from Tufts University and an MFA from Yale. His audiobook narration has garnered numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards. He now lives in Los Angeles, where he works in film and television in addition to narrating.