Romans : a short commentary /
Robert Jewett.
Minneapolis : Fortress Press, 2013.
266 p. ; 24 cm.
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Minneapolis : Fortress Press, 2013.
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Introduction : The challenge of interpreting Romans as a missionary letter -- Opening of Paul's letter (1:1-17) -- Defining sin as suppression of the truth (1:18-32) -- Overturning sinful claims of superior status (2:1-3:8) -- The evidence of universal sin (3:9-20) -- Atonement through the shameful cross conveys grace to all (3:21-31) -- Abraham as the father of all who are righteous through faith (4:1-25) -- Christ overcomes Adam's fall and establishes a new system of boasting (5:1-21) -- New life in Christ (6:1-23) -- The Gospel overcomes law's perversion (7:1-25) -- The contrast between flesh and spirit in coping with vulnerability (8:1-39) -- Israel's election and the tragic riddle of unbelief (9:1-10:4) -- The Gospel of righteousness by faith preached and rejected (10:5-21) -- The meaning of Israel's temporary trespass and ultimate conversion (11:1-36) -- The motivation and assessment of honorable behavior (12:1-13:7) -- The love feast and the critical time (13:8-14) -- Proposing a radical new form of mutual acceptance (14:1-15:13) -- The cooperative mission in Jerusalem, Rome, and Spain (15:14-33) -- The varied endings of Paul's letter (16:17-20, 25-27, 20b + 24) -- Appendix : Translation of Paul's letter to the Romans
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This volume is based on Romans: a commentary (Hermeneia series). Minneapolis : Fortress Press, 2006.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 252-255) and index.
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Main Description
Robert Jewett's 1,000-page commentary on Romans in the Hermeneia series (2008) was a landmark in the interpretation of Paul's most complex-and some would say, most important-letter: "a new benchmark for the genre" (David deSilva); "readable and profound" (Luise Schottroff); "the new authoritative reference work for scholars" (Daniel Patte). It has also been the focus of international conferences and conversations ever since its publication.Taking account of those far-reaching conversations, Jewett now brings the best insights of the larger commentary into a more compact and accessible form, ideal for use in college and graduate courses.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Challenge of Interpreting Romans as a Missionary Letterp. 1
Opening of Paul's Letter (1:1-17)p. 9
Defining Sin as Suppression of the Truth (1:18-32)p. 22
Overturning Sinful Claims of Superior Status (2:1-3:8)p. 29
The Evidence of Universal Sin (3:9-20)p. 46
Atonement through the Shameful Cross Conveys Grace to All (3:21-31)p. 53
Abraham as the Father of All Who Are Righteous through Faith (4:1-25)p. 60
Christ Overcomes Adam's Fall and Establishes a New System of Boasting (5:1-21)p. 69
New Life in Christ (6:1-23)p. 83
The Gospel Overcomes Law's Perversion (7:1-25)p. 98
The Contrast between Flesh and Spirit in Coping with Vulnerability (8:1-39)p. 108
Israel's Election and the Tragic Riddle of Unbelief (9:1-10:4)p. 120
The Gospel of Righteousness by Faith Preached and Rejected (10:5-21)p. 132
The Meaning of Israel's Temporary Trespass and Ultimate Conversion (11:1-36)p. 145
The Motivation and Assessment of Honorable Behavior (12:1-13:7)p. 163
The Love Feast and the Critical Time (13:8-14)p. 174
Proposing a Radical New Form of Mutual Acceptance (14:1-15:13)p. 187
The Cooperative Mission in Jerusalem, Rome, and Spain (15:14-33)p. 198
The Varied Endings of Paul's Letter (16:17-20, 25-27, 20b + 24)p. 214
Appendix: Translation of Paul's Letter to the Romansp. 226
List of Works Citedp. 252
Indexp. 257
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