The Epistle to the Romans is an invaluable standard commentary, a true book of devotion. The late H. C. G. Moule, former dean of Trinity College, succeeds in making this difficult epistle luminous while demonstrating its practical lessons. This verse-by-verse commentary includes Moule’s own translation of the text with an emphasis on an explanation of details. He also puts into context the writings of Paul by vividly describing the man and the time and place in which he lived.
“We do not forget again that the Epistle, whatever the Writer saw around him or felt within him, was, when produced, infinitely more than the resultant of Paul’s mind and life; it was, and is, an oracle of God, a Scripture, a revelation of eternal facts and principles by which to live and die. As such we approach it in this book; not to analyse only or explain, but to submit and to believe; taking it as not only Pauline but Divine.” (Page 7)
“whether our fifteenth and sixteenth chapters, while Pauline, are not out of place in” (Page vi)
“He stood amidst circumstances most significant and suggestive in matters of Christian truth. Quite recently his Judaist rivals had invaded the congregations of Galatia, and had led the impulsive converts there to quit what seemed their firm grasp on the truth of Justification by Faith only.” (Page 4)
“this bondservant-apostle, because ‘under authority,’ carries authority” (Page 12)
“Ver. 6 This knowing, that our old man, our old state, as out of Christ and under Adam’s headship, under guilt and in moral bondage, was crucified with Christ, was as it were nailed to His atoning Cross, where He represented us. In other words, He on the Cross, our Head and Sacrifice, so dealt with our fallen state for us, that the body of sin, this our body viewed as sin’s stronghold, medium, vehicle, might be cancelled, might be in abeyance, put down, deposed, so as to be no more the fatal door to admit temptation to a powerless soul within.” (Pages 164–165)
Jason W. Miller