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In a growingly reignited debate within certain circles - from John Piper and NT Wright to the New Perspective on Paul and the so-called Federal Theology - this particular work warrants all the more needed attention for its invaluable perspective. It has become one of the standard treatments of the doctrine of "justification" from the perspective of historical theology. In it Oxford theologian Alister E. McGrath demonstrates an encyclopedic knowledge and notes many important developments. In particular, McGrath shows convincingly that at least in terms of the Western tradition the Reformers abandoned the catholic consensus on the nature and meaning of the doctrine of justification. Luther's interpretation of St. Paul with respect to the doctrine of justification, McGrath shows, was novel and revolutionary.
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Alister Edgar McGrath (born 23 January 1953) is a Northern Irish theologian, priest, intellectual historian, scientist, and Christian apologist.
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