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Introducing Romans: Critical Issues in Paul's Most Famous Letter

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Paul’s Letter to the Romans has proven to be a particular challenge for commentators, with its many highly significant interpretive issues often leading to tortuous convolutions and even “dead ends” in their understanding of the letter.

Here, Richard N. Longenecker takes a comprehensive look at the complex backdrop of Paul’s letter and carefully unpacks a number of critica
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Paperback, 518 pages
Published March 25th 2011 by Eerdmans
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James Korsmo
Jul 29, 2012 James Korsmo rated it really liked it
Longenecker provides an informative and in-depth survey of the major background issues to the study of Romans. It is basically composed of the material you'd expect to find in the intro of a commentary, but at greater depth. There is some repetition between the chapters, and some of the book could have been tightened up through more smoothly relating the various chapters to one another. It also seemed that his discussion interacted most with sources that were at least a decade or more old (at ...more
Jacob McGill
Aug 01, 2011 Jacob McGill rated it really liked it
This is a great introduction to the book of Romans for those looking for more advanced/critical studies. Longenecker is well-informed of the literature and theology surrounding this study, and is in much discussion with it. His approach to understanding any of this book is to see how it fits in with the whole. It is immediately apparent that this is an impossible task, but I don't think that means it we shouldn't journey up the mountain. He offers some great suggestions for putting the various ...more
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