Around 56 AD, the apostle Paul wrote to the church in Rome. He entrusted this letter to Phoebe, whom he describes as the deacon of the church at Cenchreae and a patron of many. But who was this remarkable woman? Biblical scholar and popular author and speaker Paula Gooder imagines Phoebe's story—who she was, the life she lived, and her first-century faith—and in doing so opens up Paul's world.
From the overcrowded apartment buildings of the poor to the halls of the emperors, this gripping tale of ambition, intrigue, and sacrifice is a compelling work of historical fiction that shows us the first-century Roman church as we've never seen it before. Illuminated with images and explanatory sidebars, we are invited into the daily struggles of the church at Rome just a few years before Paul wrote his famous epistle to them.
With its themes of grace, sin, justification, and salvation through Christ alone, Paul's letter to the early church in Rome has been a primary focus of Christian reflection throughout church history. In this RCS volume, church historian Gwenfair Adams guides readers through a diversity of early modern commentary on the first eight chapters of Paul's epistle to the Romans.
According to Jackson W., some traditional East Asian cultural values are closer to those of the first-century biblical world than common Western cultural values. In this work Jackson demonstrates how paying attention to East Asian culture provides a helpful lens for interpreting Paul's most complex letter, and we see how honor and shame shape so much of Paul's message and mission.
What does Paul mean when in Romans 8:29 he speaks of being "conformed to the image of his Son"? Is it a moral or spiritual or sanctifying conformity to Christ, or to his suffering, or does it point to an eschatological transformation into radiant glory? Haley Goranson Jacob points out that the key lies in the meaning of "glory" in Paul's biblical-theological perspective and in how he uses the language of glory in Romans.
In this volume of the Reformation Commentary on Scripture, Philip Krey and Peter Krey offer a diversity of Reformation-era biblical commentary on Romans 9–16. Drawing upon Lutheran, Reformed, Anglican, Radical, and Roman Catholic resources, they reveal the breadth and depth of early modern biblical exegesis for the renewal of the church today.
While Romans has been among the most influential books of the New Testament, it has also been the subject of some of the church?s most heated debates. In the concise and informative style that has become the hallmark of the Tyndale Commentaries, F. F. Bruce guides us along the difficult but rewarding paths of this great letter.
Paul, in seeking to bring unity and understanding between Jews and Gentiles in Rome, sets forth in Romans his most profound explication of the gospel and its meaning for the church. The letter's relevance is as great today as it was in the first century. Throughout this commentary, Grant R. Osborne explains what the letter meant to its original hearers and its application for us today.
Previously released with the title Romans, this commentary by John Stott expounds Paul's words, themes, and arguments. Stott is deeply acquainted with the text and context of Romans, and with the most recent Pauline scholarship. Viewing Romans from his own pastoral and missionary perspective, this commentary spans the two worlds of Romans—Paul's and ours.
Collecting the best patristic homily and commentary on Romans and including valuable material translated into English for the first time, editor Gerald Bray shows why this epistle of Paul has long been considered the theological high-water mark of the New Testament.
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