The Peril of Modernizing Paul

 Stephen Westerholm is a helpful voice for those of us opposed to the New Perspective(s) on Paul – perspectives which have been around for forty years or so.  In his recent book Justification Reconsidered, Westerholm explains and critiques the New Perspective(s) on Paul and also gives a biblical defense of the historic or classical perspective. … Continue reading The Peril of Modernizing Paul

Paul, Luther, Introspection and the NPP

  Here are a few lines from the summary of a lecture that Krister Stendahl (an early and influential figure in the NPP) gave to the American Psychological Association in September, 1961.  To be fair, in the introduction, the publisher (the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion) noted that this essay, a summary of the… Continue reading Paul, Luther, Introspection and the NPP

Law/Gospel and the NPP

Krister Stendahl (a huge figure in the NPP movement) began to suggest in the early 1960's that the whole church has read Paul wrongly (i.e. introspectively) since Augustine.  Stendahl also did some work in the late '60's on the relationship between Judaism and Christianity; he was pleading for a new relationship based on a more Jewish and less Western… Continue reading Law/Gospel and the NPP