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Horae Homileticae, Volume 15: Romans

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In volume 15 of Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae collection the author moves his attention to the book of Romans. This theological giant provides expert analysis of Paul's Epistle and maintains the easy-to-understand outline format that characterizes his work in other volumes. No collection of commentaries on Romans is complete without Simeon's Horae Homileticae Volume 15: Romans.

These expository outlines (or "skeletons") are not a verse-by-verse explanation of the English Bible. Rather, they are a chapter-by-chapter study with explanations of the most important and instructive verses in each chapter. Simeon's aim with this commentary is "Instruction relative to the Composition of Sermons." To this end, his exposition of the Scriptures is designed to maintain a focus on the more general aspects of a passage over and above possible treatments of particulars. His test for a sermon, as he teaches in Horae Homileticae, is threefold: does it humble the sinner, exalt the Saviour and promote holiness?

Opposing all human systems of divinity, Simeon's commentary is also marked by an avoidance of any possible systemization of God's Word and entanglement with theological controversies. A self-described "moderate Calvinist" or, more plainly, a "Biblical Christian," Simeon believed that the Bible should speak for itself. "Be Bible Christians, not systems Christians" was his maxim; "My endeavor is to bring out of Scripture what is there, and not to thrust in what I think might be there. I have a great jealousy on this head; never to speak more or less than I believe to be the mind of the Spirit in the passage I am expounding." With Horae Homileticae this conviction is soundly applied.

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[Horae Homileticae] is the best place to go for researching Simeon's theology. You can find his views on almost every key text in the Bible … What Simeon experienced in the word was remarkable. And it is so utterly different from the counsel that we receive today that it is worth looking at …

—John Piper

If Wilberforce is the most famous evangelical layman in the Church of England, then Simeon is the most famous evangelical clergyman.

Who's Who in Christian History

[The volumes of Horae Homileticae] have been called 'a valley of dry bones': be a prophet and they will live.

—Charles Spurgeon

  • Title: Horae Homileticae Vol. 15: Romans
  • Author: Charles Simeon
  • Series: Horae Homileticae
  • Publisher: Holdsworth and Ball
  • Print Publication Date: 1833
  • Logos Release Date: 2007
  • Era: era:modern
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Bible › Homiletical use; Bible. N.T. Romans › Commentaries
  • Resource ID: LLS:HH15
  • Resource Type: Bible Commentary
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2020-10-26T20:33:29Z

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Charles Simeon

Charles Simeon (1759–1836) was a leader among evangelical churchmen. He studied at Eton College and King’s College. After becoming a fellow of King’s College, the position of benefice of Holy Trinity Church in Cambridge became vacant and Simeon petitioned for and was appointed to the position.

Simeon was one of the founders of the Church Missionary Society and the London Society for Promoting Christianity Amongst the Jews.

After reading An Essay on the Composition of a Sermon by Jean Claude, Simeon was inspired and began writing his chief work, Horae Homileticae. Simeon also published hundreds of sermons and sermon outlines.

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