Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Carson on Wright

If you haven't seen it yet, you can read D.A. Carson's review of Tom Wright's Evil and the Justice of God here. While I haven't read it all yet, I read the conclusion posted on Justin Taylor's blog here and think I may understand the gist. Just as a further teaser, here's the opening paragraph:

"Tom Wright has done it again. He has written a book characterized by his usual verve and 'big picture' thinking. He says some things so wonderfully well one cannot but be greatful for his contribution. And, as usual, he reserves a place for a few things that are doubtful, mistaken, or (at best) out of proportion, or just plain annoying."

Ouch. I'm starting to think Carson has a beef with Wright. But hey, It's nice to see I'm not the only one who can't resist cheesy puns with Wright's name :-)

(HT: Between Two Worlds)


smlogan said...

given carson's position, i would think he would be a bit more irenic in his disposition. perhaps he's just entering the 'old guy' stage of his career where he can say whatever he wants and no one will care.

but, as he has now become one of my esteemed professors - i must bow the knee, and take leave of criticizing him (before he rocks my world in nt classes).

Luther's Stein said...


If 'old guys' say whatever they want and nobody cares, it would seem that you have entered your 'old guy stage' prematurely.