This article is about justification, how lost sinners share in the saving righteousness of God in Christ. Schreiner is in dialogue with N. T. Wright. First, Schreiner is convinced that Wright wrongly says that justification is primarily about ecclesiology instead of soteriology. Next, Schreiner believes that Wright often introduces a false polarity when referring to the mission of Israel. Wright believes that Israel’s fundamental problem was its failure to bless the nations, while Paul focuses on the inherent sinfulness of Israel. Thirdly, Wright insists that justification is a declaration of God’s righteousness that does not include the imputation of the righteousness of God.
Source: Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 2011. 16 pages.