Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Joel Garver on Romans 2:13 & "Doers of the Law"

This ties into the recent posts and discussion here about N.T. Wright and the larger topic of the relationship of faith and works. Garver honestly grapples with the text in a way that we don't always see in Protestant exegetes, who (as Wright has been pointing out) are too often more wrapped up in defending their dogmatic formulations and opposing Catholics (and trying as hard as they can not to ever sound the slightest bit "Catholic") than in dealing straightforwardly with the biblical text and seeking to "think Paul's thoughts after him". So kudos to Joel for doing this and providing some interesting food for thought as well.

"the doers of the law shall be justified"

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