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Wesleyan Bible Commentary, Vol. 5: Romans–Philemon
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The Wesleyan Bible Commentary is the first multi-volume commentary on the whole Bible by a distinguished community of Wesleyan scholars—representing nine evangelical denominations. The commentary takes advantage of the latest and best information available to present-day Bible scholars. This series maintains both the spiritual insight and sound biblical scholarship of John Wesley and Adam Clarke, but expresses these characteristics in the context of contemporary thought and life. The resulting commentary is cast in the framework of contemporary evangelical Wesleyan Bible scholarship.

For many years the authors and publishers have sensed the need for a modern, practical Bible commentary from a broadly evangelical and uniquely Wesleyan perspective—the Wesleyan Bible Commentary meets this need. This commentary series aims for a high level of sound biblical scholarship, with a purpose that is practical rather than technical. The design of the series is evangelical, expositional, practical, homiletical, and devotional. Pastors will find these commentaries particularly useful for sermon preparation. Laypersons and students will find them ideally suited for research projects and personal study.

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Key Features

  • Detailed outline
  • Lengthy introduction that discusses historical, authorship, and interpretive issues
  • Charts and diagrams supplement detailed exposition
  • Technical language confined to footnotes for further research
  • Extensive bibliography

Praise for the Print Edition

. . . A commentary whose distinctives justify its existence…based on recent scholarship and couched in contemporary terms. . . The text includes helpful discussions of first-century customs and historical backgrounds, as well as an enlightening use of the Greek text, always explained in terms understandable to one who reads only English.

—Dr. Donald W. Burdick, Conservative Baptist Seminary

. . . A welcome contribution to the growing body of contemporary religious literature stemming from the Wesleyan-Arminian theological position. . . representing sound scholarship, with faithfulness to vital evangelical concepts. . .

—Dr. Hugh C. Benner, Superintendent, Church of the Nazarene

Couched in contemporary terms and based on recent scholarship, the Wesleyan Bible Commentary is a significant contribution to the field of biblical studies.

—Dr. Gordon Zimmerman, Taylor University

This commentary bridges a gap between the times and writings of such men as John and Charles Wesley, Adam Clarke, and Daniel Steel. . . and its practicality and relevance. . . make it extremely valuable for both ministry and laity.

—Dr. Kenneth E. Geiger, United Missionary Church

The Wesleyan Bible Commentary takes full advantage of the latest and best information available to present-day Bible scholars. . .

—Dr. Harold B. Kuhn, Asbury Theological Seminary

Product Details

  • Title: Wesleyan Bible Commentary, Vol. 5: Romans–Philemon
  • Authors: Wilber T. Dayton, Charles W. Carter, Clarence H. Zahniser, George A. Turner, W. O. Klopfenstein, Roy S. Nicholson, and George E. Failing
  • Editor: Charles W. Carter
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 1966
  • Pages: 675

About the Authors

Wilber T. Dayton is Professor of New Testament and Greek at Asbury Theological Seminary. Throughout his career, he served as the chair of the department of religion at Wessington Springs College, Professor of Theology and Greek at the Divinity School of Marion College, Professor of New Testament Interpretation and Language at Asbury Theological Seminary. He is an ordained minister in the Indiana Conference of the Wesleyan Methodist Church of America.

Charles W. Carter was chairman of the department of philosophy and religion at Taylor University, and general editor of the Wesleyan Bible Commentary. He served for many years as pastor in the Wesleyan Methodist Church of America, and had a rich ministry as an educator, editor, author, lecturer, and missionary. He was also chairman of the editorial board of the Wesleyan Theological Journal. Carter authored or co-authored more than ten books, and frequently contributed to various religious periodicals and journals.

Clarence H. Zahniser was Associate Professor of Bible at Houghton College. He attended Greenville College, Pittsburg Theological Seminary, and the University of Pittsburg.

George A. Turner was Professor of Biblical Literature at Asbury Theological Seminary. He is the author of numerous books and articles, and an active member of the Society of Biblical Literature and the Evangelical Theological Society.

W. O. Klopfenstein attended Fort Wayne Bible Institute and Northern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as a pastor in Missionary Churches and Baptist Churches.

Roy S. Nicholson attended Central Wesleyan College and Houghton College. He was ordained to the ministry of the Wesleyan Methodist Church in the North Carolina Conference in 1925.

George E. Failing attended Eastern Pilgrim College, Houghton College, and Duke University. He was ordained to the ministry of the Wesleyan Methodist Church by the Lockport Conference in New York. He has taught biblical languages, religion, and theology at both Central Wesleyan College and Houghton College.

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