Righteousness in the New Testament by John Reumann (Fowler Wright, 211.95.
THESE essays on "righteousness in the New Testament" are an integral part of a current Lutheran-Catholic dialogue in the United States on the topic of justification.
The Revd John Reumann, a professor at the Lutheran theological Seminary in' Philadelphia, sets out the Lutheran position.
This is answered by the Revd Fitzmyer SJ, a professor at the Catholic University in Washington. Mgr Quinn, a professor at St Paul's seminary, Minnesota, presents a briefer response in his area of specialisation, the Pastoral epistles.
The issue of justification was one of the prime sources of controversy at the Reformation. This book demonstrates that much of it arose from misunderstandings.
The impression it gives is that there are wide areas of agreement. There is disagreement about certain interpretations of texts, especially in St Paul's epistles but even here there is often only a difference of emphasis.
The excellence of the series is guaranteed by the general editors, Wilfred Harrington OP and Donald Senior CP.