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This volume, a part of the Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching series, focuses on Paul's letter to the Romans.
Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching is a distinctive resource for those who interpret the Bible in the church. Planned and written specifically for teaching and preaching needs, this critically acclaimed biblical commentary is a major contribution to scholarship and ministry.
Romans by Paul J. Achtemeier was published by Westminster John Knox in March 2010 and is our 34135th best seller. The ISBN for Romans is 9780664234386.
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Romans: InterpretationChris Moore, via The Good Book Stall
The Interpretation of commentaries is primarily aimed at preachers and is, therefore, not a home to the kind of critical exegesis to be found in other series. That is not to say that this is a lightweight commentary, though, and a perusal of the authors who have contributed to the series serves to illustrate its quality. Rather it is a series where the authors have freedom to suggest application of the text.
Achtemeier begins by setting out the shape of Paul's thought which, inevitably, becomes the framework within which the letter is understood. Paul is understood to be working with a mainly apocalyptic understanding of the implications of Christ and as such his concern is more historical than doctrinal. Of course, the one does not preclude the other, but the emphasis is more with the former.
The commentary itself is more concerned with units of text rather than individual verses. The aim is to explore the development of thought throughout the whole letter, rather than consider issues of textual analysis and so on. It is aimed at the church rather than the scholar, but it is not lacking in theological rigour and there are several excursive essays throughout.
This book is a good addition to the series and will be welcomed by those who teach or preach in a church setting. It's format has allowed a well known academic to explore themes which are not normally part of a critical commentary, and this is to be welcomed.
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|Author / Artist||Paul J. Achtemeier|
|Publisher||Westminster John Knox (March 2010)|
|Number of Pages||256|
|Page last updated||12th March 2014|