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Leon Morris and the New Perspective!

posted by xscot mcknight

If you have followed the flap that some have with NT Wright, Jimmy Dunn, EP Sanders and others about the New Perspective of Paul and justification by faith, The Blue Rajah contends Leon Morris was not unlike them well before them! Worth reading.



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Sivin Kit

posted August 31, 2005 at 1:25 am


in a recent conversation with a Malaysian resident theologian … the name Leon Morris was mentioned as well as his book. :-) It’s been a busy two weeks. I will be taking a little time to re-orientate myself back to blogging and reflective mode.



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Ted Gossard

posted August 31, 2005 at 2:29 am


thanks Scot.
I sent that page to a pastor who is influenced by some who simply “write off” the new perspective and who think N.T. Wright believes in a justification by works, i.e., in a future justification only.
Thanks again for all your other postings as well as the way you interact with us postees.



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John Frye

posted August 31, 2005 at 8:28 am


Alas, there is nothing new under the sun. We were assigned Morris’ APOSTOLIC PREACHING OF THE CROSS in seminary (DTS) back in the ’70′s. Thanks, Scot and “Blue Raja” for noting these correlations.



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safried2002

posted August 31, 2005 at 4:02 pm


I’ve enjoyed reading N.T. Wright though I haven’t been able to read as much as I’d like. I also know there are people who are concerned with some of his views, though I don’t know what those concerns are. I would appreciate it if someone would list some resources that might help me to understand the issues and the differing opinions.
Thanks



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Scot McKnight

posted August 31, 2005 at 4:36 pm


Stan,
For good reads on the New Perspective on Paul, see Michael Bird’s blogsite on my blogroll (Other sites) and find the link to the NPP.



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TheBLueRajah

posted September 1, 2005 at 1:38 pm


Stan,
Though it probably goes without saying (and I’m sure there’s a link to it on Michael’s site), you should also check out “The Paul Page” (http://www.thepaulpage.com/) for some introduction and suggested reading.



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TheBLueRaja

posted September 1, 2005 at 2:02 pm


I just noticed I spelled my own name wrong. It’s “TheBlueRaja”, not “TheBlueRajah”. I’m an idiot. But at least I’m handsome. Take my word for it.



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