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Encountering the Book of Romans: A Theological Survey

ISBN: 9780801025464
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In Encountering the Book of Romans, Douglas Moo guides students through the ancient letter to the Romans against the backdrop of contemporary debates concerning just how Paul in general and Romans in particular should be read.

Moo begins his study with a clear, concise, and helpful survey of the two broad contemporary options for understanding Romans: the “Reformation approach” and the “new perspective approach.” He encourages students to decide which approach best fits with the actual teaching of the letter, and as a help in this process, often indicates how the two opposing views would interpret key texts.

After laying the contextual groundwork for reading Romans, Moo leads readers through the weighty argument of this significant book, highlighting key themes and clarifying difficult passages. Throughout, he also helps students to see the continuing relevance of Romans.

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Key Features

  • Focus boxes addressing ethical/theological concerns
  • Highlight essays isolating key issues
  • Learning objectives and a chapter outline
  • End-of-chapter study questions, review questions, and chapter summaries

Praise for the Print Edition

[Moo] attempts to take more technical arguments of his commentaries and put them into layman’s terms in order to inform the college level student. This goal is achieved in part by the format of the book and in part by the clear concise writing of Moo . . . A good starter into Romans . . .

—Craig Smith, Anvil

Most students find they need initial help in getting to grips with Romans. Moo guides his reader surely through the meanders of an often difficult argument, writing clearly and with a good command of his subject. Since his target is the Christian student, the style is inclusive and on every page the reader is invited to make personal application of Paul’s message. The result is a book that both warms the heart and engages the mind.

—Gordon Campbell, Themelios

Product Details

  • Title: Encountering the Book of Romans: A Theological Survey
  • Author: Douglas J. Moo
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Pages: 240

About Douglas J. Moo

Douglas J. Moo (PhD, University of St. Andrews) is Blanchard Professor of New Testament at Wheaton College Graduate School. He is the author of several books, including: Pillar New Testament Commentary: The Letter to James.

  • Title: Encountering the Book of Romans: A Theological Survey
  • Author: Douglas J. Moo
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
  • Print Publication Date: 2002
  • Logos Release Date: 2009
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Bible. N.T. Romans › Commentaries
  • ISBN: 9780801025464
  • Resource Type: Bible Commentary
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2020-12-03T16:20:53Z
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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