A correction (and confession) about NT Wright and Calvinism...

by Rachel Held Evans Read Distraction Free

So I may have misspoken on Monday when I said that N.T. Wright is “not a Calvinist.”   

As several of you have pointed out, NT Wright does indeed consider his views to be in keeping with Calvin and the Reformed tradition, and his recent debates with John Piper and company over justification are something of an internal skirmish rather than a theological divide. 

My mistake. I apologize. 

Many of you also pointed out that I’ve got a bit of a blind spot when it comes to Calvinism and Reformed theology, and this is indeed true. I suspect it's because the Calvinism with which I most often interact is the Calvinism of John Piper, Mark Driscoll, Justin Taylor, and their followers...and those have been largely negative encounters, both theologically and personally. Still, the Reformed tradition is much more diverse than The Gospel Coalition and I need to learn more about it. 

Sorry for the mixup. And thanks for being there to offer gentle criticism when I need it. 

Anyone know of any articles or books that might clarify some of this for us? 

UPDATE- 3/29/12 - Okay, I’ve done a bit more research and will share what I’ve learned in Monday’s post. THANK YOU for your thoughtful comments and links. Good discussion!

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