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Romans (NIV Application Commentary | NIVAC)

, 2000
ISBN: 9780310494164

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Our culture does not encourage thoughtful reflection on truth. Yet living the gospel in a postmodern culture demands that Christians understand and internalize the truth about God and his plan for the world. Paul's letter to the Romans remains one of the most important expressions of Christian truth ever written. Its message forces us to evaluate who we are, who God is, and what our place in this world ought to be. Going beyond the usual commentary, this volume brings the meaning of Paul's great letter into the twenty-first century. Douglas Moo comments on the text and then explores issues in Paul's culture and in ours that help us understand the ultimate meaning of each paragraph. A final section suggests ways in which the eternal theology of Romans can be understood and lived out in our modern culture.

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  • This resource includes bibliographical references and indexes
  • Contains the NIV Application Commentary series introduction provided by the editors

Top Highlights

“God’s reaction to sin is not the ‘anger’ of an emotional person; it is the necessary reaction of a holy God to sin” (Page 60)

“Worship is the way we live, not what we do on Sunday morning” (Page 397)

“Only by fully understanding the ‘bad news’ can we appreciate the ‘good news.’” (Page 59)

“So faith and obedience are two sides of the same coin. They must be distinguished, but they cannot be separated.” (Page 42)

“But the various purposes share a common denominator: Paul’s missionary situation.15 The past battles to define and defend the gospel, the coming crisis in Jerusalem, the need to secure a logistical base for his outreach in Spain, the importance of unifying the Roman Christians around a common vision of the gospel—all these specific purposes conspire to lead Paul to rehearse his understanding of the gospel.” (Page 23)

It is encouraging to find a commentary that is not only biblically trustworthy but also contemporary in its application. The NIV Application Commentary will prove to be a helpful tool in the pastor’s sermon preparation. I use it and recommend it.

Charles F. Stanley, pastor, First Baptist Church of Atlanta

The NIV Application Commentary series doesn’t fool around. It gets right down to business, bringing this ancient and powerful Word of God into the present so that it can be heard and delivered with all the freshness of a new day, with all the immediacy of a friend’s embrace.

Eugene H. Peterson

The NIV Application Commentary series promises to be of very great service to all who preach and teach the Word of God.

J. I. Packer, Regent College

Douglas J. Moo

Dr. Douglas J. Moo, professor of New Testament, teaches at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. For over twenty years, his ministry was based at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. His academic interests revolve around the interface of exegesis and theology.

Dr. Moo seeks to model to students a rigorous approach to the Greek text that always asks the “so what” questions of ultimate significance and application. The Pauline and General Letters have been his special focus within the NT canon. In the next few years, he will be writing commentaries on Galatians and Hebrews, a Pauline theology, and a theological and practical book on creation care.

He has also been active in his local church, serving as elder most years, teaching and preaching to the church, and conducting home Bible studies. Also very rewarding has been his service on the Committee on Bible Translation, the group of scholars charged with revising the text of the NIV and with producing the TNIV.

He and his wife, Jenny, have five grown children.


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  1. Scott Pippin

    Scott Pippin


  2. Obed Matus

    Obed Matus


    A good commentary, but as a conservative Christian, I was not happy with Dr. Moo's evolution belief, especially his belief that death existed before Adam existed. He explains his position in Romans 5:12-21 section. Knowing this has me constantly examining each of his statements to see if they correspond to the inerrancy of the scriptures. I should add that the 3 stars reflect my personal view, not how good the commentary actually is.
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  10. michael garner
    very useful to my course