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Romans (Hermeneia | HERM)

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Deeply conversant in the full range of questions and interpretations of the letter, Jewett’s commentary explores the crucial and controverted passages that have always animated studies of Romans. Robert Jewett also incorporates the exciting new insights from archaeology of the city of Rome, social history of early Christianity, social-scientific work on early Christianity, and the interpretation and reception of Paul’s letter through the ages.

Breaking free from abstract approaches that defend traditional theologies, Jewett shows that the entire letter aims to elicit support for Paul’s forthcoming mission to the “barbarians” in Spain. His work specifically focuses on Paul’s missionary plans and how they figure in the letter, on Paul’s critical and constructive tack with the Roman community, and finally and especially on how Paul’s letter reframes the entire system of honor and shame as it informed life in the Roman Empire at the time. The latter remains a pertinent message today. The first commentary to interpret Romans within the imperial context as well as in the light of the situation in Spain, this landmark commentary, twenty-five years in the making, will set the standard for interpretation of Romans for the next generation.

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  • Interprets Romans within the imperial context as well as in the light of the situation in Spain
  • Focuses on Paul’s missionary plans and how they figure in the letter
  • Explores Paul’s critical and constructive tack with the Roman community

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“The argument is structured around a thesis statement in 4:13*3 that is developed negatively by two enthymemes in vv. 14–15* and positively on the basis of scriptural citations in vv. 16–22*. The conclusion that Christ believers are the recipients of Abraham’s promise is then drawn in vv. 23–25*.” (Page 323)

“not through the law’ but ‘through righteousness of faith,’” (Page 326)

“The word ἐπαγγελία appears for the first time in Romans to refer to the ‘promise’ given to Abraham” (Page 325)

“Paul articulates an antithetical thesis about Abraham’s promise” (Page 324)

“I view the argument of this letter as an attempt to persuade Roman house and tenement churches to support the Spanish mission.” (Page 3)

  • Title: Romans: A Commentary on the Book of Romans
  • Authors: Robert Jewett, Roy David Kotansky
  • Series: Hermeneia
  • Publisher: Fortress Press
  • Print Publication Date: 2007
  • Logos Release Date: 2007
  • Pages: 1000
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Bible. N.T. Romans › Commentaries
  • Resource ID: LLS:HRMNEIA66RO
  • Resource Type: Bible Commentary
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2024-03-25T20:01:25Z

Richard I. Pervo is guest professor of New Testament at the University of Heidelberg and professor of New Testament interpretation emeritus at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. He is the author of numerous books in American religious and cultural history and New Testament studies, including Romans.


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  1. Ken McClurkin

    Ken McClurkin


    "Their activities under the lordship of Christ are in view here; he is the one who sustains the ongoing task of living within the peace of God as believers respond to the imperative: “let us have peace!” Christ is the lord of the church, and as 14:3–12* makes clear, to hold other Christian groups in contempt or to judge them as lawless is to disregard that lordship. Any peace with God that is achieved through the lordship of Christ has a necessary social correlate, if we take into account the argument of this letter as a whole." From 5:1 of the commentary where he states that peace with God is also shared peace among members of the church.
  2. (William)  Scott Calkins
  3. Richard Jones
    Strong on background information but sometimes that gets in the way of interpretation in my opinion. For example peace with God, in 5:1, doesn't mean with God. It means peace with one another because the Churches in Rome weren't at peace with one another. That's one example were Jewett misses the mark. Just to be fair Jewett does give a defense for this view that I'm not going into here. Still an important commentary and I'm very glad I have it.
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  5. Michael Emi

    Michael Emi



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