The Justification of God
An Exegetical and Theological Study of Romans 9:1-23
by John Piper
“I do not consider my conclusions novel from a historical viewpoint. Nevertheless, with regard to both the righteousness of God and the election of men, the conclusions are not in vogue today, and so exegetical explanation and defense are needed” (p. 15).
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.
First Edition 1983; New Edition 1993
Baker Books (Grand Rapids, Michigran)
Even for non-Calvinists Piper's work is too carefully reasoned and stays too close to the text to be ignored.
—David G. Dunbar, President, Biblical Theological Seminary
The most compelling and forceful exposition of Romans 9:1-23 that I have ever seen.
—Richard Muller, PJ Zondervan Professor of Historical Theology , 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, Professor of New Testament Wheaton Graduate School