Writing

I see Jesus as the embodiment of dikaiosynē theou (the covenant faithfulness of God), granted the covenantal meaning of dikaiosynē theou.

Granted Jesus as the embodiment of dikaiosynē theou,1 I then change track,2 and see dikaiosynē as covenant membership, and then of theou, to demarcate Jesus and the church in particular.

See my Commentary on Romans.

Updated: September, 2018


Footnotes

1.
N.T. Wright does not, to my knowledge, emphasise Jesus as the embodiment of dikaiosynē theou.  I see N.T. Wright’s work as deepening our understanding of God’s covenant faithfulness, to better understand who Jesus was and is.  To emphasise Jesus as the embodiment of dikaiosynē theou is to beg the question, “Who was Jesus?”


2.
And so to come from the same source.