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Christ is God Over All: Romans 9:5 in the context of Romans 9-11
Carraway, George

London: Bloomsbury, 2013 pp. xiv + 231. $120.00

Series Information
Library of New Testament Studies, 489


Description: This book is written against the background of Christological scholarly thought since thepublication of Kyrios Christos by Bousset. Carraway argues that the syntax of Romans 9:5 suggests Paul meant to refer to Jesus as God, and that his statement is not out of place at thebeginning of Romans 9-11.He addresses objections to this conclusion, responding to those who claim that a monotheist such as Paul would not refer to Jesus as God, and to those who point out that Paul does not elsewhere identify Jesus as God. After demonstrating that there is a connection between Romans 9:5 and the remainder of Romans 9-11, the argument continues by tying Paul's monotheistic statements regarding the one God of both Jews and Gentiles in Romans 3, the concept of the one Lord of all in Romans 10:5-13.The book concludes that the redeemer from Zion in 11:25-27 is Christ, and is the same as the Christ from Israel in 9:5.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Pauline Epistles, Literature, Methods, Literary Approaches, Theological Approaches

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Review by Charles L. Quarles
Published 8/4/2016
Citation: Charles L. Quarles, review of George Carraway, Christ Is God Over All: Romans 9:5 in the Context of Romans 9Ė11, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2016).


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