Reading Paul's Letter to the Romans

Reading Paul's Letter to the Romans

eBook - 2012
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Society of Biblical Literature
In this volume, leading scholars in the study of Romans invite students and nonspecialists to engage this text and thus come to a more complete understanding of both the letter and Paul's theology. The contributors include interpreters with different understandings of Romans so that readers see a range of interpretations of central issues in the study of the text. Each essay includes a short review of different positions on a topic and an argument for the author's position, set out in clear, nontechnical terms, making the volume an ideal classroom tool. The contributors are A. Andrew Das, James D. G. Dunn, Victor Paul Furnish, Joel B. Green, A. Katherine Grieb, Caroline Johnson Hodge, L. Ann Jervis, E. Elizabeth Johnson, Sylvia C. Keesmaat, Rodrigo J. Morales, Mark D. Nanos, Jerry L. Sumney, and Francis Watson.

Book News
Until the final decades of the 20th century, scholars and believers relied heavily, at times almost exclusively, on the Letter to the Romans to learn Paul's theology, but increasingly recognize that it is not a text of systematic theology, but addressed specific problems just as the other letters did. Here contributors identified only by name explore the new understandings. Among the topics are to the churches within the synagogues of Rome, atonement images in Romans, Adam and Christ, the spirit brings Christ's life to life, and the role of Israel in Romans 9-11. The Society of Biblical Literature publishes the paperbound edition; Brill publishes the hardbound. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Atlanta : Society of Biblical Literature, 2012
ISBN: 9781589837188
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 209 pages)
Additional Contributors: Sumney, Jerry L.


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