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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25  ·  rating details  ·  83 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Dr. Barclay's fresh translation and clear exposition make Paul's very complicated letter to the church in Rome easier than ever to understand. Both in mood and in method Romans is entirely different from Paul's other writings. Here he is settling down in a systematic fashion the essence of his faith--bequeathing in a "theological least will and testament" the ideas which h ...more
Paperback, 222 pages
Published December 31st 1975 by Westminster John Knox Press (first published January 1st 1958)
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Marie
In the effort to understand Paul's very complicated letter to the church in Rome, students will be more than ever grateful for the fresh translation and clear exposition which mark with such high distinction all the volumes of The Daily Study Bible series.

Both in mood and in method Romans is entirely different from Paul's other writings. For once, the apostle is not concerned with immediate, practical problems; he is, rather, setting down in a systematic fashion the essence of his faith--bequeat
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Allison Fetch
A comment was made to me that William Barclay's books are quite dated and I would be better served reading commentaries by more modern authors. While I agree to a small extent, I also think that Barclay's explanations are largely timeless. I appreciate his excellent knowledge of the original languages of the bible and how he uses alternate or expanded translations of individual words to bring deeper meaning to the English translation which at times can be a bit clumsy because of these language d ...more
Dottie
Oct 18, 2010 Dottie rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Dottie by: Cherlize
Letter to the Romans is one of my frequently visited Books of the Bible along with others of Paul's contributions. Barclay has added a great deal both to enjoying and understandings and I'll likely revisit his book as well in the future.
Stacia
Didn't finish thus book or even use it like I had wanted to. The way it was written didn't appeal to me. In the end I was looking for a more devotional type commentary, that wasn't super long, but this didn't do the trick.
Andrew Corrie
Barclay is a genial, informative and thought-provoking guide through some of the more complex passages of St Paul's writing.
Darby Karchut
I love all of William Barclay's books. This is the second time I'm going through Romans.
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