Hello. I'm afraid it's probably not good form to immediately jump into a semi-theological question with my first post, but please forgive my curiosity. I am not a troll, and I will try to introduce myself in another post. I can say that I am one very confused Evangelical who is developing at least an academic interest in more "high church" traditions.
Anyway, I was wondering if any of you were familiar with the writings of the Anglican Bishop N.T. Wright-- particularly his work with the "New Perspectives on Paul"? I wondering if you know of any Orthodox theologians who have engaged with his work? I sometimes listen to Ancient Faith Radio, and one of the hosts of The Illumined Heart mentioned liking Wright.
Part of why I ask this question is that, although my knowledge of Orthodoxy is yet rudimentary (I've bought some books by Ware and Schmemann and look forward to digging into them), when I read some of Wright's work on justification (which the Reformed types are just going into hissy fits over), I keep getting the feeling that what Wright is saying sounds a lot like what I understand of Orthodoxy. Perhaps the Bishop's "New Perspective" is not so new? That would be interesting since one of the accusations that his Reformed detractors toss at him is something along the lines of "So, now, after 1500 years, you've finally got Paul figured out. Hmff..." However, if Wright is just beginning to re-discover something older, that would be really interesting and might go a long way towards Christian unity.
I'd appreciate any thoughts. I can post some info on the "New Perspectives," if you'd like. As I said, my knowledge of Orthodoxy is rudimentary, and I'm sure I'll get things wrong, so please be patient with me. Let me pray your beautiful prayer, "Lord Jesus Christ, son of God, have mercy on me a sinner."
Edit: I just stumbled across and was encouraged by your Article: "Christians Wrong About Heaven, Says Bishop" thread.