The Justification of God
An Exegetical Study of Romans 9:1-23
The Justification Of God is a compelling exposition of Romans 9:1-23. Piper incorporates exegetical study as discusses the texts presentation of God’s sovereignty from a Calvinist standpoint. John Piper is senior pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis. He did his doctoral work in theology at Munich.
Description: Originally published in 1983, this study was conceived as an attempt to understand how Paul defends the righteousness of God in Romans 9:14-23. It involves a broad effort to grasp what Paul means by the righteousness of God and raises the question of election and predestination.
“I find The Justification of God the most compelling and forceful exposition of Romans 9:1-23 that I have ever seen.” — Richard Muller, Calvin Theological Seminary
“Written in an irenic spirit with a keen awareness and interaction with all significant scholarly studies on Romans 9.
Theology aside, it is a work of scholarship in its own right and the best on Romans 9.” — G.K. Beale, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
“Even for non-Calvinists, Piper’s work is too carefully reasoned and stays too close to the text to be ignored.”
— David Dunbar, Biblical Theological Seminary
About the Author
John Piper (DTheol, University of Munich) is the founder and teacher of Desiring God and the chancellor of Bethlehem College and Seminary. He served for 33 years as the senior pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is the author of more than 50 books, including Desiring God; Don’t Waste Your Life; This Momentary Marriage; A Peculiar Glory; and Reading the Bible Supernaturally.