Paul’s letter to the Romans is one of the most significant writings ever to come from the hand of a Christian. Theologically, it is certainly the most important of all of Paul’s letters, and many would say it is the single most important document in the entire New Testament. Of all the New Testament writings, it is Romans that gives us the most comprehensive exposition and analysis of the Christian Gospel, and it is Romans which has been among the most influential letters in the church and the western world. In his commentary on Romans, Roger Mohrlang’s unveils the history, the literary significance, and the power of Paul’s most important epistle.
Galatians revolves around the issue of gaining acceptance or status with God. Does a person work for it, or is it acceptance as a gift? If it is a gift, what is its relationship to responsible, moral living? The difference between what is acquired by human effort and what is a gift from God is basic to Paul’s understanding of the nature of authentic Christian freedom, authentic Christianity, and even the Gospel message itself. Gerald Borchert’s commentary on Galatians describes the nature of the churches in Galatia as they explored these tensions.
Praise for the Print Edition
An enormously helpful series for the layperson and pastor alike because it centers on the theological message of each book and ties it directly to the text. This approach has been needed for some time and will be an invaluable supplement to other commentary series.
A treasure house of insight into the biblical text. Written by some of the best scholars working today, it is an essential tool for pastors, students, church leaders, and lay people who want to understand the text and know how it relates to our lives today. Like the New Living Translation text it uses as its base, this commentary series is extremely readable.
- Title: Cornerstone Biblical Commentary, Vol. 14: Romans, Galatians
- Authors: Gerald Borchert and Roger Mohrlang
- Publisher: Tyndale
- Publication Date: 2007
- Pages: 356
About the Authors
Gerald Borchert is retired professor of New Testament from both Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Northern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is currently Thesis Director at the Institute for Worship Studies, Jacksonville, Florida, and part-time Professor of New Testament at Carson Newman College. He earned his B.A. from the University of Alberta, an LL.B., from University of Alberta Law School, an M.Div. from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, his Th.M. at Princeton Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary and Princeton University (1967). He has also done post-doctoral work at numerous schools and has served as a pastor and interim pastor variously throughout his career. He is the author of the commentary on John 1–11 in the New American Commentary.
Roger Mohrlang has earned a B.S. from Carnegie Institute of Technology, an M.A. from Fuller Theological Seminary, and the D.Phil. in New Testament from University of Oxford. He served as a Bible translator and translation consultant in Africa for over seven years, has served as a visiting professor at various colleges, and is currently Professor of Biblical Studies at Whitworth College, where he has been since 1988. His areas of expertise include Paul's letters and New Testament ethics.