In his 2010 ETS address titled “Justification: Yesterday, Today, and Forever” (JETS 54.1 [March 2011], 49-63) N.T. Wright says this of the doctrine of justification:

“And the point about justification is that what God says of Jesus the Messiah, he says of all those who belong to Messiah. He says it yesterday, when Jesus died and rose again. He says it today, in and through Jesus who ever lives to make intercession for us. And he will say it tomorrow, when Jesus returns to judge and save, to complete his kingdom work on earth as in heaven. So the first point is that justification is anchored and rooted firmly in Jesus himself.”

I think this is a statement to which both “old” and “new” perspectives can say, “Amen”.

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