The Letter to the Romans
Levy, Ian Christopher, Philip D. W. Krey and Thomas Ryan, editors
Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2013 pp. x + 329. $34
The Bible in Medieval Tradition, 2
Description: This is the second volume of The Bible in Medieval Tradition (BMT), a series that aims to reconnect the church with part of its rich history of biblical interpretation.
Ian Levy, Philip Krey, and Thomas Ryan's Letter to the Romans presents the history of early and medieval interpretations of Romans and gives substantial translations of select medieval commentaries. Written by eight representative medieval interpreters between the ninth and fourteenth centuries, these commentaries have never been translated into English before.
This valuable book will enhance contemporary reading of the Bible even as it lends insight into medieval scholarship. As Levy says, the medieval commentaries exhibit "qualities that many modern commentaries lack: a spiritual depth that reflects their very purpose, namely, to read Holy Scripture within the sacred tradition under the guidance of the Holy Spirit."
Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Pauline Epistles, Romans, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, History of Interpretation
Review by Anders Runesson
Citation: Anders Runesson, review of Ian Christopher Levy And Philip D. W. Krey And Thomas Ryan, eds., The Letter to the Romans, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).
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