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Romans 4 and the New Perspective on Paul: Faith Embraces the Promise
Visscher, Gerhard H.

New York: Peter Lang, 2009 pp. vii + 265. $76.95

Series Information
Studies in Biblical Literature, 122


Description: As the vigorous debate over the New Perspective on Paul will only be decided by means of careful consideration of the relevant Scripture passages, Romans 4 and the New Perspective on Paul makes a significant contribution to the discussion. Interpretations by scholars promoting the New Perspective approach are reviewed in detail and contrasted with those of scholars who are critical toward this method. A detailed analysis of the context and exegesis of Romans 4 completes the work. By suggesting a more nuanced exegesis of Romans 4, this book is able to offer a careful critique of the New Perspective while still noting the positive aspects of the latter approach.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Pauline Epistles, Romans, Literature

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Review by Don Garlington
Published 11/27/2009
Citation: Don Garlington, review of Gerhard H. Visscher, Romans 4 and the New Perspective on Paul: Faith Embraces the Promise, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2009).


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