In On Romans and Other New Testament Essays, C. E. B. Cranfield applies his exhaustive understanding of the book of Romans to issues about which there is currently much lively debate. Topics considered include what Paul meant by “the works of the law”, whether Paul meant pistis Christou to be understood as “faith in Christ” or “Christ’s faith", and whether the Old Testament law has a continuing place in the life of the Christian church. Cranfield’s knowledge of the scriptures is here also applied to several key books written by his contemporaries. These response essays help to contextualize the topics in the larger theological community.
Throughout On Romans, Cranfield explores the vital theological implications of seemingly inconsequential academic discussions. He never loses sight of the relevance of theology and of New Testament studies to the life of the church and the Christian in today’s world.
Professor Cranfield has no masters, and few, if any, equals in this generation, as an interpreter of Romans.
—R.S. Barbour, Scottish Journal of Theology
This is one of the finest volumes of collected essays that I have ever had the privilege of reviewing.
—Stanley E. Porter, Journal for the Study of the New Testament
… a model of clarity.
—Gerald R. Winslow, Seminary Studies
There is a feeling of passionate cut and thrust in all these New Testament debates to which Professor Cranfield contributes.
—Geoffrey Harris, Epworth Review
C. E. B. Cranfield is one of the best-known New Testament scholars in the world. Professor emeritus of theology at the University of Durham in England, he served as an army chaplain in World War II, as a pastor to prisoners of war, and as a minister before teaching theology for thirty years (1950-1980). He is the author of many collections of essays and sermons, The Apostles’ Creed: A Faith to Live By, and well-received commentaries on Mark, 1 and 2 Peter, Jude, and Romans, the latter appearing in the International Critical Commentary seriesof which he is a General Editor.