A Select Annotated Bibliography -- By: John H. Armstrong
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A Select Annotated Bibliography
Braaten, Carl E. Justification: The Article by Which the Church Stands or Falls. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1990. Assesses Luther’s view of justification and then looks at subsequent interpretations offered by Calvin, Ritschl, Harnack, Tillich and Barth. A lucid book.
Braaten, Carl E. and Robert W. Jenson, editors. Union with Christ: The New Finnish Interpretation of Luther. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998. An argument that Luther’s view of justification is far more nuanced than often believed. These essays will not convince everyone but they deserve to be read.
Buchanan, James. The Doctrine of Justification. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1977 reprint of 1867 edition. The best classical argument for the traditional Reformed/Lutheran understanding of justification.
Carson, D. A., editor. Right With God: Justification in the Bible and the World. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1992. A volume of essays presented by the World Evangelical Fellowship’s theological commission. Contains some excellent chapters.
Garlington, Don B. The Obedience of Faith: A Pauline Phrase in Historical Context. Tubingen: J. C. B. Mohr, 1991. A revision of a doctoral dissertation submitted to the University of Durham and Dr. James D. G. Dunn, a leading proponent of what has been called “The New Perspective on Paul.” Garlington handles the text in very satisfying ways.
Garlington, Don B. Faith, Obedience and Perseverance. Tubingen: J. C. B. Mohr, 1994. Argues that in Pauline theology
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there is clearly a future justification of the people of God that forms an analogue to their present justification. A most important work, though very expensive to purchase.
Hoekema, Anthony A. Saved by Grace. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1989. A comprehensive and thoughtful work by the late professor at Calvin Theological Seminary. Displays careful and serious exegetical concern in dealing with justification.
Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans (2000). The English translation of the document drafted by the Lutheran World Federation and the Roman Catholic Church. It displays some of the effort these two respective bodies engaged in over several years of discussion.
Küng, Hans. Justification: The Doctrine of Karl Barth and a Catholic Reflection. New York: Thomas Nelson, 1964. A very important work that weighed the issue in the time immediately following Vatican II.
McGrath, Alister E. Iustitia...
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