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Paul’s Letter to the Romans: A Commentary
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Paul’s Letter to the Romans: A Commentary


Eerdmans 2011

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Building on his own fresh translation from the Greek, Arland J. Hultgren walks readers through Romans verse-by-verse, illuminating the text with helpful comments, probing into major puzzles, and highlighting the letter’s most inspiring features. He also demonstrates the forward-looking, missional character of Paul’s epistle—written, as Hultgren suggests, to introduce Roman Christians to the major themes of Paul’s theology and to inspire in them both confidence in the soundness of his teaching and support for his planned missionary efforts in Spain.

Ideal for pastors and serious students of the Bible, Hultgren’s commentary includes eight appendices that discuss in detail such issues as “Romans 1:26–27 and Homosexuality” and “Pistis Christou: Faith in or of Christ?”

This volume is packed with fresh insight and highly original content. With the Logos edition, all Scripture passages in this volume are tagged and appear on mouse-over. What’s more, Scripture references are linked to the wealth of language resources in your Logos library. This makes the text more powerful and easier to access than ever before for scholarly work or personal Bible study. With the advanced search features of Logos Bible Software, you can perform powerful searches by topic or Scripture reference—finding, for example, every mention of “righteousness,” or “Romans 3:21.”

Key Features

  • Provides verse-by-verse commentary
  • Includes extensive bibliographies for further reading
  • Features eight detailed appendices on a variety of topics
  • Discusses the background of the book of Romans


  • Opening, 1:1–17
  • The Revelation of the Wrath of God, 1:18–3:20
  • The Revelation of the Righteousness of God, 3:21–4:25
  • The New Life in Christ, Romans 5:1–8:39
  • Israel in God’s Plan, 9:1–11:36
  • Serving God and Loving Others, 12:1–21
  • On Governing Authorities, Love, and Conduct, 13:1–14
  • The Weak and the Strong, 14:1–15:13
  • Paul’s Plans, 15:14–33
  • Greetings and Closure, 16:1–27

Praise for the Print Edition

Arland Hultgren’s commentary on Romans is well researched and clearly written, his arguments concise and generally persuasive. There are fresh insights aplenty. For instance, his exegesis of Romans 14:1–15:13 provides a provocative solution to the issue of who ‘the strong’ and ‘the weak’ were by convincingly arguing that there is diatribe at work in this paraenesis. Pastoral sensitivity abounds. For example, his exegesis of Romans 1:26–27 in the commentary proper and in his appendix on that passage takes full account of ancient and contemporary contexts and terminology and challenges long-standing views. This gem of a commentary will stimulate the minds and warm the hearts of many a teacher, preacher, and pastor.

—Robert J. Karris, research professor, St. Bonaventure University

Product Details

  • Title: Paul’s Letter to the Romans: A Commentary
  • Author: Arland J. Hultgren
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 832

About Arland J. Hultgren

Arland J. Hultgren is Asher O. and Carrie Nasby Professor of New Testament at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota. Among his books are Paul’s Gospel and Mission: The Outlook from His Letter to the Romans, The Rise of Normative Christianity, Christ and His Benefits: Christology and Redemption in the New Testament, and The Parables of Jesus: A Commentary.

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