Short description*;Out of his years of scholarly wisdom Brunner meditates on the great Epistle, and in his commentary elucidates the massive Pauline arguments which are the bed rock of the Christian belief and the Christian proclamation.
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About "The Letter to the Romans"
Meet the Author
Heinrich Emil Brunner (December 23, 1889, Winterthur - April 6, 1966, Zurich) was a Swiss Protestant (Reformed) theologian. He studied at the universities of Zurich and Berlin, receiving his doctorate in theology from Zurich in 1913, with a dissertation on The Symbolic Element in Religious Knowledge. Brunner served as pastor from 1916 to 1924 in the mountain village of Obstalden in the Swiss Canton of Glarus. In 1919-1920 he spent a year in the United States studying at Union Theological Seminary in New York. In 1921 Brunner published a post-doctoral dissertation on Experience, Knowledge and Faith and in 1922 was appointed a Privatdozent at the University of Zurich. Soon after, another book followed: Mysticism and the Word (1924), which was a devastating critique of the liberal theology of Friedrich Schleiermacher. Brunner was rewarded for his literary efforts with his appointment in 1924 as Professor of Systematic and Practical Theology at the University of Zurich, a post which he held until his retirement in 1953. Following this appointment Brunner's reputation as a theologian continued to increase, particularly after the publication of two further important works in 1927. Brunner undoubtedly holds a place of prominence in Protestant theology in the 20th century and was one of the four or five leading systematicians.
Table Of Contents
- Contents: Introduction Translation And Exposition Of The Letter: Part One The Righteousness Of God Through Faith In Jesus Christ (chapters 1-8) The Apostle And His Commission (1: 1-7) The Persons And The Subject Matter (1: 8-17) A. All Mankind's Need Of Redemption (1: 18-3:20) God's Wrath And Judgement On The Gentiles (1: 18-32) God's Wrath And Judgement On Jews And Gentiles (2: 1-29) The Privilege Of The Jews No Excuse (3: 1-8) God's Judgement On Sinful Humanity (3: 9-20) B. The Redemption Through Jesus Christ (3: 21-8: 39) The New Basis Of Life, The Gift Of Righteousness (3: 21-31) The Righteousness Of Faith In The Old And The New Covenant (4: 1-25) The New Prospect (5: 1-11) The History Of Death And The History Of Life (5: 12-21) The New Life From The Death Of Christ (6: 1-14) The Victory Over Sin (6: 15-23) Freedom From The Law (7: 1-6) The Law As An Instrument Of Sin (7: 7-13) The Powerlessness Of The Law (7: 14-25) Freedom And Life In The Spirit (8: 1-17) The New Hope (8: 18-30) The Assurance Of Redemption (8: 31-39) Part Two The Righteousness Of God In His Ruling Of History (9: 1-11: 36) The Painful Riddle Of Israel (9: 1-5) The Freedom Of God (9: 6-29) The Unbelief Of Israel (9: 30-10: 21) The Self-righteousness Of Israel (9: 30-10: 3) The True Way Of Salvation (10: 4-15) The Disobedience Of Israel (10: 16-21) The Faithfulness Of God Is Greater Than The Unfaithfulness Of Man (11: 1-36) The Israel Of Faith (11: 1-10) The Wisdom Of God Uses Also The Sin Of Man (11: 11-24) The Wisdom Of God Leads All Mankind To The Goal (11: 25-36) Part Three The Life Of The Christian (12: 1-16: 16) The New Rule (12: 1-2) The Body And Its Members (12: 3-8) The New Attitude (12: 9-21) Christians And The Political Order (13: 1-7) Love As The Fulfilment Of The Law (13: 8-10) Waiting For The Consummation (13: 11-14) Freedom And Fellowship (14: 1-12) The Conscience Of The Other Person (14: 13-15: 4) Unity In Diversity (15: 5-13) The World-wide Task And Fellowship (15: 14-33) The Personal Fellowship Expressed In Salutations (16: 1-16) Final Exhortations (16: 17-20) The Companions Of The Apostle (16: 21-24) The Praise Of God (16: 25-27) Appendix