Hubbub Reality Check
The theological furor over the “New Perspective on Paul” and the so-called “Auburn Avenue Theology” have sundered innumerable relationships and sullied the reputations of not a few faithful servants of Christ of late. Thankfully, recent reviews of the controversy have appeared in Credenda Agenda and now in Reformation and Revival--and both help to put the issues in a clearer light. One figure central to the controversy, N.T. Wright, has also answered many of the questions about his intentions at a recent Rutherford House symposium. Because this is a controversy that seems to have taken on a life of its own, it is helpful to see what the controversialists themselves are saying. In my own case, I have found in these new pronouncements a healthy hubbub reality check.