The Epistle to the Romans

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Sep 30, 1996 - Religion - 1012 pages
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Paul's letter to the Romans has been called "the quintessence and perfection of saving doctrine." Perhaps the most challenging and thoroughly doctrinal book of the entire New Testament, Romans deals with many issues that are basic to Christian theology and practice. In The Epistle to the Romans respected New Testament scholar Douglas Moo provides a superb study of Paul's letter to the Roman Christians and restates the enduring message of Romans for Christians today.
Originally written for the Wycliffe Exegetical Commentary series, this work has been substantially expanded and adapted for the NICNT series; it now treats the entire book of Romans rather than the first half. Based on the English text but bringing into the discussion the underlying Greek at every point, this commentary focuses both on theological meaning and on contemporary significance. Moo makes a contribution to the continuing debate regarding Paul's teaching on such issues as Jewish law and the relationship between the Jews and Gentiles in the people of God. He also critically interacts with "the new perspective on Paul," highlights Romans's emphasis on "practical divinity," and traces the theme of gospel throughout the epistle.

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User Review  - vanjr - LibraryThing

This a a conservative Christian commentary on the book of Romans in the Bible. It is in what I now consider my favorite series of commentaries-abbreviated NICNT/NICOT-New International Commentary on ... Read full review

It is not theologically neutral

User Review  - Charlie -

Moo is probably a good scholar, but he let's his theology think for him. If he could be a little more neutral and set out opposing positions as well without being so biased it would be helpful. Read full review

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The Heart of the Gospel Justification by Faith 118425
The Assurance Provided by the Gospel The Hope of Salvation 51839
The Defense of the Gospel The Problem of Israel 911136
The Transforming Power of the Gospel Christian Conduct 1211513
The Letter Closing 15141627
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Douglas Moo is professor of New Testament and director of the Ph.D. in Theological Studies Program at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois.

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