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Romans 1-8 (Word Biblical Commentary #38A)

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The Word Biblical Commentary delivers the best in biblical scholarship, from the leading scholars of our day who share a commitment to Scripture as divine revelation. This series emphasizes a thorough analysis of textual, linguistic, structural, and theological evidence. The result is judicious and balanced insight into the meanings of the text in the framework of biblical ...more
Hardcover, 596 pages
Published October 26th 1988 by Thomas Nelson
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Adam Ross
Mar 09, 2010 Adam Ross rated it really liked it
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The book was a slog, but worth it. I had never read James Dunn before this, but I had heard of him (all bad), and I assumed that he and Ed Sanders, unlike N. T. Wright who was pretty cool, were the "Sith Lords" of the New Perspective on Paul. But once I got into the book itself I kept going "well, duh" to most of his points. I don't agree with everything he says, but I think in terms of the narrative of Romans, and the ongoing theme of "Jew and Gentile," it was extremely helpful. It's a highly t ...more
Feb 11, 2016 Thomas rated it it was amazing
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Truly an important set of commentaries. The exegetical work is phenomenal, and the commentary layout forces him to clarify and summarize.
Chuck Bonadies
Jan 31, 2011 Chuck Bonadies rated it liked it
This is the classic New Perspective work on Romans. Throughout Romans Dunn seeks to apply E.P. Sanders model of covenant nomism. The main contribution of Dunn to the New Perspective is his view of "works of the law."

I gave Dunn three stars since I am not a proponent of the New Perspective. However, some portions of this commentary are quite helpful, such as his work on Romans 8. While I would not recommend this commentary to a member in my church, a pastor preaching through Romans should conside
Michael Dunn
Aug 05, 2016 Michael Dunn rated it it was amazing
Have been reading this in conjunction with teaching a Bible study on Romans. As far as commentaries go, this one is excellent and offers a different perspective on the traditional so-called reformed take on the Apostle Paul's important letter.
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James D. G. ("Jimmy") Dunn (born 1939) was for many years the Lightfoot Professor of Divinity in the Department of Theology at the University of Durham. Since his retirement he has been made Emeritus Lightfoot Professor. He is a leading British New Testament scholar, broadly in the Protestant tradition. Dunn is especially associated with the New Perspective on Paul, along with N. T. (Tom) Wright a ...more
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