The Justification of God

An Exegetical and Theological Study of Romans 9:1-23

by John Piper

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)

“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
Kenneth, T. Wessner Chair of Biblical Studies, Professor of New Testament
Wheaton Graduate School

“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