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January 15, 2009



It is surprising and interesting that he honors Piper with a whole book of response.

Derek Rishmawy

I am really excited about this book. I finally get to see Wright respond fully to critiques of his position and his response to Piper will be particularly interesting. I went to the Amazon page and got really excited that the book is over 200 pages long so its going to be a legitimate work.

I have to say, having read Piper's criticism, I am glad he's doing this. I hope, and expect, Wright to be as fair and as discerning in his response as Piper was. Piper missed the point a couple of times, at least, in his criticism of Wright, but there were some substantive points made. Also, aside from a couple of over-dramatic points, Piper was very fair and I think he did a good job of trying not to straw-man or mischaracterize Wright in his evaluation. He even cleared up a misunderstanding a great deal of the popular New Reformed kids have about Wright's view of Penal Substitutionary Atonement.

So, all in all, I'm very happy that Wright wrote a response.

Derek Rishmawy

I wrote a response and then lost it.

Basically, I'm really excited that this is coming out and that Wright wrote a more than 200 page response. This should be good.

I do recommend reading Piper's book first. It will be pretty easy reading for you Mike and I think you'll be surprised at how much Piper goes out of his way to try to not mischaracterize or misrepresent Wright even when he disagrees with him. I think he's wrong at a few points, but I also think he raises some valid criticisms.

By the way, you can get the book free in pdf form at Desiringgod.org so you don't have to pay for it or wait for it.


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