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Romans : a short commentary

Author: Robert Jewett
Publisher: Minneapolis : Fortress Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"Robert Jewett's 1,000-page commentary on Romans in the Hermeneia series (2008) was a landmark in the interpretation of Romans ... It has also been the focus of international conferences and conversations ever since its publication. Taking account of those far-reaching conversations, Jewett now brings the best insights of the larger commentary into a more compact and accessible form, ideal for use in college and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Commentaries
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Jewett
ISBN: 9780800699383 0800699386
OCLC Number: 798615977
Description: 266 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : The challenge of interpreting Romans as a missionary letter --
Opening of Paul's letter (1:1-17) --
Defining sin as suppression of the truth (1:18-32) --
Overturning sinful claims of superior status (2:1-3:8) --
The evidence of universal sin (3:9-20) --
Atonement through the shameful cross conveys grace to all (3:21-31) --
Abraham as the father of all who are righteous through faith (4:1-25) --
Christ overcomes Adam's fall and establishes a new system of boasting (5:1-21) --
New life in Christ (6:1-23) --
The Gospel overcomes law's perversion (7:1-25) --
The contrast between flesh and spirit in coping with vulnerability (8:1-39) --
Israel's election and the tragic riddle of unbelief (9:1-10:4) --
The gospel of righteousness by faith preached and rejected (10:5-21) --
The meaning of Israel's temporary trespass and ultimate conversion (11:1-36) --
The motivation and assessment of honorable behavior (12:1-13:7) --
The love feast and the critical time (13:8-14) --
Proposing a radical new form of mutual acceptance (14:1-15:13) --
The cooperative mission in Jerusalem, Rome, and Spain (15:14-33) --
The varied endings of Paul's letter (16:17-20, 25-27, 20b + 24) --
Appendix : Translation of Paul's letter to the Romans.
Responsibility: Robert Jewett.

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"Robert Jewett's 1,000-page commentary on Romans in the Hermeneia series (2008) was a landmark in the interpretation of Romans ... It has also been the focus of international conferences and conversations ever since its publication. Taking account of those far-reaching conversations, Jewett now brings the best insights of the larger commentary into a more compact and accessible form, ideal for use in college and graduate courses"--Back cover.

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