Formerly published as a four-volume set by Eerdmans, CBD now brings Barnhouse's classic commentary Romans back to life in this handsome two-volume set.
Using his own translation, Barnhouse provides a comprehensive exegetical treatment of Paul's letter to the Romans that is renowned for its depth of insight, yet highly accessible to all readers. Though a respected scholar, Barnhouse spent most of his career as a dedicated pastor and was praised widely for his unusual ability to make the biblical message clear and practical.
In Romans Barnhouse uses Paul's famous epistle as a jumping-off point for a detailed exposition of core biblical doctrines. He proceeds phrase-by-phrase through the text and long the way each passage is examined in its immediate context and then related to broader biblical teaching. This allows Barnhouse to faithfully adhere to the Reformation maxim that Scripture interprets Scripture, and that it is perspicuous (clear) in its teaching, infallible, and authoritative Thus, his focus on Romans becomes an exposition on the doctrines of the entire Bible.
Reader's new to Barnhouse with appreciate his distinctive and lucid writing, while those familiar will again be able to hear a faithful and classic presentation of the Bible's message.
Donald Grey Barnhouse was pastor of the legendary 10th Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, PA from 1927 until his death in 1960. He was a remarkable and dynamic scholar with command of myriad disciplines including theology, history, biblical studies, linguistics, and literature. He pioneered Radio preaching with his widely syndicated (and still running) The Bible Study Hour and was the founder of Revelation Magazine. In 1949, his radio program began working through Romans, a study which continued for over eleven years.