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Introducing Romans: Critical Issues in Paulís Most Famous Letter
Longenecker, Richard N.

Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2011 pp. xxvii + 490. $40.00


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

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Review by Akio Ito
Published 6/2/2012
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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