In this updated edition of his successful textbook, a leading evangelical New Testament scholar offers a guide to the book of Romans that is informed by current scholarship and written at an accessible level.
The new edition has been updated throughout and features a new design. After addressing introductory matters and laying the groundwork for reading Romans, Douglas Moo leads readers through the weighty argument of this significant book, highlighting key themes, clarifying difficult passages, and exploring the continuing relevance of Romans. As with other volumes in the well-received Encountering Biblical Studies series, Encountering the Book of Romans is designed for the undergraduate classroom and includes pedagogical aids such as photos and sidebars.
Douglas J. Moo (PhD, University of St. Andrews) is Kenneth T. Wessner Professor of New Testament at Wheaton College Graduate School in Wheaton, Illinois. He has authored many books, including Galatians in the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, and chaired the Committee on Bible Translation for the New International Version revision.
It is hard to imagine a more reliable guide to Romans than Douglas Moo. His expertise as a commentator is renowned and rightly so. In this work he distills his knowledge in a way that is accessible to the ordinary person. If one wants to become acquainted with Paul's theology and gospel in Romans, this volume is the perfect place to begin.
-Thomas R. Schreiner,
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
This clearly explained, beautifully illustrated introduction to Romans by one of the leading scholars in the field will be immensely useful to anyone interested in the letter. One could not find a more experienced and highly skilled guide through the terrain of Romans than Douglas Moo. The well-chosen maps and photographs and the thoughtfully crafted discussion questions make this book an ideal choice for introductory classes on the letter, Bible study groups, and anyone who wants to understand this engaging and powerful text.
Beeson Divinity School
Douglas Moo is the preeminent evangelical Pauline scholar of our generation. His Encountering the Book of Romans is a wonderful distillation of nearly four decades of solid exegetical work on Paul's most famous letter. In this updated edition, Moo continues to lead students through the major blocks and themes of the letter in a way that is easy to understand but does not dumb down the sophistication of Paul's message. The commentary is enhanced with many helpful charts, summaries, tables, and pictures. A great resource for students embarking on a study of Romans for the first time.
-Michael F. Bird,
Ridley Melbourne Mission and Ministry College, Australia
The product of a notable Pauline scholar and an experienced teacher, this textbook provides an excellent and reliable guide to reading Paul's Letter to the Romans. For those encountering this letter for the first time, this work will bring alive Paul's important message for all believers. For those revisiting this letter, this work also serves as a helpful introduction to the scholarly reading of this Pauline letter. Particularly useful are the numerous sidebars that deal with various theological, structural, linguistic, and contextual issues.
-David W. Pao,
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
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