In many ways this is the most comprehensive and thorough exposition of the teaching of the apostle Paul. Here we find sound exegesis, perceptive analysis, profound insight, and a humble listening to the voice of Paul. This comprehensive study is not only highly recommended; it is a must for every student of the New Testament and its message.
Now back in print in a beautiful new paperback edition, this study by one of Europe's foremost New Testament scholars provides a comprehensive exposition of the teaching of the apostle Paul.
Firmly grounded in a careful exegesis of the biblical text and crafted with constant reference to the wealth of scholarly study of Paul's writings, this volume is a standard for interpreters of Paul's thought and all students of the New Testament.
(19092007) Herman Ridderbos was professor of NewTestament at the Theological School of the ReformedChurches of the Netherlands in Kampen.
"A mine of many treasures. . . Every student of New Testament theology will want to own and study this perceptive, comprehensive outline of Paul's theology."
"Among recent research on Paul, I consider Herman Ridderbos's book a standard. It offers extraordinary insights and information and presents an interpretation of Pauline theology that should be carefully considered and thoroughly discussed."
George Eldon Ladd
"At last we have a comprehensive, satisfying work on the theology of Paul, written by one who is probably the most outstanding evangelical New Testament scholar on the continent of Europe."
F. F. Bruce
"Ridderbos has devoted many years to studying Paul's writings in depth; he is also familiar with the main lines of Pauline research from F. C. Baur to our own contemporaries. He gives us his own exposition of Paul's thought and at the same time interacts with the interpretations of other scholars. . . A standard work."
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
"In many ways this is the most comprehensive and thorough exposition of the teaching of the apostle Paul that I have ever read. It will stimulate thought and study by its originality at points, and even when it provokes some disagreement. The translation is most readable."
G. C. Berkouwer
"Paul's epistles demand intensive attention, and Ridderbos takes us along all the routes of the apostle's thinking. We are acquainted with his missionary journeys; how much more important his travels through the depths and riches of the gospel!"
"Here we find sound exegesis, perceptive analysis, profound insight, and a humble listening to the voice of Paul. This comprehensive study is not only highly recommended; it is a sine qua non for every student of the New Testament and its message.