Romans 1-8 : A Commentary in the Wesleyan Tradition

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  • Copyright: 2008-03-01
  • Publisher: Nazarene Pub House
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Engaging, perceptive, and academically thorough, the NEW BEACON BIBLE COMMENTARY will expand your understanding and deepen your appreciation for the meaning and message of each book of the Bible. Written from the Wesleyan theological perspective, this indispensable commentary provides pastors, professional scholars, teachers, and Bible students with a critical, relevant, and inspiring interpretation of the Word of God in the 21st century.

Author Biography

William M. Greathouse pastored for 23 years. He has served as dean of religion and college president of Trevecca Nazarene University; president of Nazarene Theological Seminary; and general superintendent for the Church of the Nazarene. He is the author of several books, including The Fullness of the Spirit, Love Made Perfect, and Wholeness in Christ George Lyons is a professor of New Testament at Northwest Nazarene University. He has taught at Olivet Nazarene University and serves as a visiting professor Nazarene colleges and universities around the world

Table of Contents

General Editors' Prefacep. 7
Author's Prefacep. 9
Abbreviationsp. 11
Bibliographyp. 15
Introductionp. 21
The Importance of Romansp. 21
The Place and Date of Writingp. 23
The Occasion and Purpose for Romansp. 23
Christianity in Romep. 24
The Unifying Theology of Romansp. 26
The Rhetorical Genre and Logical Organization of Romansp. 31
The Different Text Forms of Romansp. 35
Letter Prescript: Romans 1:1-15p. 37
The Apostolic Greeting (1:1-7)p. 37
Paul's Interest in the Roman Church (1:8-15)p. 48
Paul's Prayer (1:8-12)p. 50
Paul's Plans (1:13-15)p. 53
The Gospel of God's Righteousness: Romans 1:16-15:13p. 57
The Thesis of the Letter (1:16-17)p. 57
God's Righteousness Needed (1:18-3:20)p. 67
The Human Predicament (1:18-32)p. 67
God's Righteous Judgment (2:1-16)p. 83
The Challenge to Jews (2:17-29)p. 94
The Advantage of the Jews (3:1-8)p. 103
No One Is Righteous (3:9-20)p. 109
God's Righteousness Provided (3:21-8:39)p. 118
The Gospel of Justification (3:21-4:25)p. 118
The Hope of the Gospel (5:1-8:39)p. 150
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