Tom Holland and the New Perspective

When I was at WEST (then, it was called ETCW) one lecturer whose classes I greatly enjoyed as a student was Tom Holland. I always found Tom engaging and motivating as he taught. Sadly, I was not able to learn enough from him through one thing and another.

I liked his willingness to interact with Dunn, Wright and the New Perspectives guys. There were some queezy moments – a bit like walking Striding Edge and looking down – as one thought, “where are we? where is he going with this?” However, it is clear he is on to something as he seeks to show, on the one hand, the strength of the reformational understanding of justification by faith, and, on the other, the weakness of the underlying methodology of NPP advocates.

The latter is examined by Holland in a lecture given at GPTS, Greenville this month. It can be found here. I strongly recommend it.

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Tom Holland and the New Perspective