Description: Paulís Letter to the Romans has proven to be a particular challenge for commentators, with its many highly significant interpretive issues often leading to tortuous convolutions and even ďdead endsĒ in their understanding of the letter.
Here, Richard N. Longenecker takes a comprehensive look at the complex backdrop of Paulís letter and carefully unpacks a number of critical issues, including:
Authorship, integrity, occasion, date, addressees, and purpose
Important recent interpretive approaches
Greco-Roman oral, rhetorical, and epistolary conventions
Jewish and Jewish Christian thematic and rhetorical features
The establishing of the letterís Greek text
The letterís main focus, structure, and argument
Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Pauline Epistles, Romans, Literature
Review by Akio Ito
Citation: Akio Ito, review of Richard N. Longenecker, Introducing Romans: Critical Issues in Paulís Most Famous Letter, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2012).
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