The Epistle to the Romans
A clear but profound statement of the essential message of Christianity, the Epistle to the Romans has had a major influence both on great minds and on humble believers throughout the history of the church. Christians have found this epistle...
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A clear but profound statement of the essential message of Christianity, the Epistle to the Romans has had a major influence both on great minds and on humble believers throughout the history of the church. Christians have found this epistle especially significant for its discussions of universal sinfulness, the meaning of the death of Jesus, the place of faith, the permanent significance of Abraham, the place of the Jews in God's plan, and other great doctrines. In this commentary noted biblical scholar Leon Morris takes a fresh look at the many problems posed by Romans and helps contemporary readers understand the complexities of faith and interpretation associated with the epistle.
In his introduction Morris deals with matters of authorship, destination, date occasion, and contents in a relatively brief but helpful way. The commentary proper consists of a careful verse-by-verse exposition of the meaning of the text plus full and informative footnotes. While first of all exegetical, the commentary does concern itself with critical questions, especially in the footnotes and Additional Notes. Here also the reader will find considerable interaction with the immense body of literature on Romans, but Morris's approach to the study of the epistle remains clearly his own.
The relevance of Romans for modern readers is as great as it has ever been for any earlier generation, says Morris, and we neglect it to our peril. This careful and thorough exposition of the epistle will help readers better understand one of the greatest, most comprehensive and spiritually uplifting Christian writings.
This book is a stand-alone paperback edition of Leon Morris's long-standing hardcover Romans volume in the Pillar New Testament Commentary series. Originally published in 1988, it received the 1989 Gold Medallion for Commentaries from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association and has endured as an outstanding work of evangelical biblical scholarship. This paperback reissue will enable a new generation to benefit from Morris's insights into the text of Romans.
Leon Lamb Morris was an Australian New Testament scholar. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge which became his first major book, The Apostolic Preaching of the Cross. He served as Warden of Tyndale House, Cambridge (1960-64); Principal of Ridley College in Melbourne, Australia (where they have named a library in his honour); and Visiting Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
He published numerous theological works and commentaries on the Bible, notable among which are The Atonement: Its Meaning and Significance, New Testament Theology, and The Gospel According to John and 1 and 2 Thessalonians (New International Commentary on the New Testament series) and The Gospel According to Matthew, and The Epistle to the Romans (Pillar Series). Morris was also the editor of the invaluable Tyndale Bible Commentary Series and the author of volumes on Luke, 1 Corinthians, 1 and 2 Thessalonians and Revelation.
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