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Paul’s Use of dikaio Terminology: Moving Beyond N. T. Wright’s Forensic Interpretation

The article argues that Paul’s use of dikaio- terminology, the language of “justification,” has been too narrowly construed by N. T. Wright in his latest monograph on the subject. Wright’s position, that Paul employs the language of justification to signify a divinely bestowed change in status, tells only part of the story. This language also connotes real transformation. A unique feature of the article is that it starts with an analysis of the phrase “righteousness of God” in 2 Corinthians 5:21.

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