Romans: A Commentary

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-11-01
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Pub

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Deeply conversant in the full range of questions and interpretations of the letter, Jewett's commentary explores the crucial and controverted passages that have always animated studies of Romans. Jewett also incorporates the exciting new insights from archaeology of the city of Rome, social history of early Christianity, social-scientific work on early Christianity, and the interpretation and reception of Paul's letter through the ages.

Table of Contents

The approach of the commentaryp. 1
Text-critical issues in a sixteen chapter letterp. 4
Chronological and compositional circumstancesp. 18
The rhetoric of Romans : evangelical persuasionp. 23
The cultural situation in Rome : the pyramid of honorp. 46
The history and orientation of the Christian communities in Romep. 59
The cultural situation in Spain : subjugated Barbariansp. 74
The purpose of Romans in the plan for the Spanish missionp. 80
The Exordium ("introduction")p. 95
The Narratio ("statement of facts") : the background of Paul's missionary projectp. 127
The Propositio ("thesis, basic contention") : the thesis about the gospel as the powerful embodiment of the righteousness of Godp. 135
The Probatio ("proof") : four proofs of the thesis and its implications for the Roman congregationsp. 148
The Peroratio ("conclusion") : an appeal for cooperation in missionary activities in Jerusalem, Rome, and Spainp. 900
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