The New International Commentary (NIC) is decades-long project has become recognized by scholars, pastors, and serious Bible students as critical yet orthodox commentary marked by solid biblical scholarship within the evangelical Protestant tradition. The NIC serves as authoritative scriptural guides, bridging the cultural gap between today’s world and the Bible’s. Each volume in the series aims to help us hear God’s word as clearly as possible. This volume takes on Paul’s letter to the Romans, which has been called “the quintessence and perfection of saving doctrine.” In this volume respected New Testament scholar Douglas J. Moo provides a superb study of Paul's letter to the Roman Christians and restates the enduring message of Romans for Christians today.
Based on the English text while incorporating the underlying Greek throughout, this commentary focuses both on theological meaning and on contemporary significance. Moo contributes to the continuing debate regarding Paul’s teaching on such issues as Jewish law and the relationship between Jews and Gentiles in the people of God. He also critically interacts with “the new perspective on Paul,” highlights Romans’s emphasis on “practical divinity,” and traces the gospel throughout the epistle.
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“The most likely scenario is that Roman Jews, who were converted on the day of Pentecost in Jerusalem (see Acts 2:10), brought their faith in Jesus as the Messiah back with them to their home synagogues. In this way the Christian movement in Rome was initiated.” (Page 4)
“Christians are to adjust their way of thinking about everything in accordance with the ‘newness’ of their life in the Spirit (cf. 7:6).69 This ‘re-programming’ of the mind does not take place overnight but is a lifelong process by which our way of thinking is to resemble more and more the way God wants us to think.” (Pages 756–757)
“‘Living in sin’ is best taken as describing a ‘lifestyle’ of sin—a habitual practice of sin, such that one’s life could be said to be characterized by that sin rather than by the righteousness God requires.” (Page 358)
“It is the Son who is ‘appointed’ Son. The tautologous nature of this statement reveals that being appointed Son has to do not with a change in essence—as if a person or human messiah becomes Son of God for the first time—but with a change in status or function.” (Page 48)
This commentary displays marks of fine scholarship and practical interest. Douglas Moo shows himself to be keenly aware of theological subtleties and issues, and his work is informed by a strong sense of the history of interpretation of Romans.
—Journal of Theological Studies
If a student could own but one commentary on Romans, this should be it — now and for a long time to come.
—Craig L. Blomberg, distinguished professor of New Testament, Denver Seminary
This massive new commentary on Romans is the contribution of a respected Evangelical scholar. His remarkable erudition and sound, clearly argued analysis of the text represent the best of that perspective.
—The Bible Today
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