Gospel Clarity: Challenging the New Perspective on Paul
Barcley, William B.; Duncan, Ligon
In recent years, the New Perspective on Paul' has become a hot topic of conversation within the evangelical church. What is the New Perspective? Is it an important issue for the church's reflection? What should evangelicals think about it? We may be grateful to Drs. Barcley and Duncan for providing a sure guide to navigating the often challenging waters of the New Perspective. This fine book provides the reader new to these discussions with a fair-minded overview and engagement of the New Perspective. Readers already familiar with the New Perspective will find much biblical and theological food for thought in this volume. If you are looking for a recent and Reformed response to the New Perspective, this is the book for you.'See All
Associate Professor of New Testament, RTS Jackson
We are indebted to Barcley and Duncan for providing a clear, understandable and accessible explanation and critique of the NPP.'See All
Robert J. Cara
Ph.D., Chief Academic Officer, Hugh and Sallie Reaves Professor of New Testament, RTS Charlotte
Bill Barcley and Ligon Duncan combine biblical scholarship and pastoral skill in addressing one of the crucial issues of our time - the doctrine of justification. With enviable clarity and precision, this book adds to growing number of titles addressing the "new perspective(s) on Paul." At stake is the understanding of the gospel itself. This is the finest summary available of the core issues and a welcome confirmation of the "old" perspective. Gospel-driven churches should make this book a special study.'See All
Derek W. H. Thomas
John E. Richards Professor of Systematic and Practical Theology, RTS Jackson
Barcley and Duncan remind us that the fundamental need of sinners is to be reconciled with God, and that our only hope for such a right-standing with God is the righteousness of Jesus Christ. The new perspective on Paul misunderstands the meaning of justification and fails to see its centrality. Barcley and Duncan in this lucid work provide a clear exposition of the gospel and a needed corrective to the new perspective on Paul.'See All
Thomas R. Schreiner
James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
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We pray that in the pages of this book God's people may again hear the gospel message, the good news that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. We are convinced that the most important question that a person can ask is, how can a sinner be in right relationship with a holy and just God? Indeed, we are convinced that this is the central theme of the Bible. Our prayer is that the teaching of God's Word and the truth of salvation and justification in Christ come alive in new and exciting ways, and that instead of confusion God's people may be have clarity, confidence, hope and assurance. The apostle Paul said it best: "Since we have been justified by faith...we rejoice in hope of the glory of God" (Romans 5:1-2).
Published October 2010
About the Author
William B. Barcley is Pastor, Sovereign Grace Presbyterian Church, and Adjunct Professor at Reformed Theological Seminary. He was formerly Academic Dean and Professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi. Also Associate Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts and has previously ministered in churches in Massachusetts and Mississippi.
Ligon Duncan is the Senior Minister of the historic First Presbyterian Church (1837), Jackson, Mississippi, President of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, Chairman of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, Convener of the Twin Lakes Fellowship, Adjunct Professor at Reformed Theological Seminary, and served as the 32nd Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in America (2004-2005), the youngest minister ever to fill that post.