Introducing Romans: Critical Issues in Paul’s Most Famous Letter

24 May

Richard Longenecker’s volume by Eerdmans was sent along for review (thanks Eerdmans!).  Introducing Romans

… takes a comprehensive look at the complex backdrop of Paul’s letter and carefully unpacks a number of critical issues, including:

  • Authorship, integrity, occasion, date, addressees, and purpose
  • Important recent interpretive approaches
  • Greco-Roman oral, rhetorical, and epistolary conventions
  • Jewish and Jewish Christian thematic and rhetorical features
  • The establishing of the letter’s Greek text
  • The letter’s main focus, structure, and argument

My review is here.

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Posted by on 24 May 2011 in Bible, Books


One response to “Introducing Romans: Critical Issues in Paul’s Most Famous Letter

  1. irishanglican ~ Fr. Robert

    14 May 2011 at 11:06 am

    I still have my hardback first edition of Paul Apostle of Liberty, by Richard Longenecker (Harper & Row Pub. 1964). Simply one of the best Pauline studies!