Paul's Letter to the Romans: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2 mar 2004 - 421
While Paul s letter to the Romans is the most studied and commented-on document from the biblical period, the major exegetical books on Romans from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries have been overwhelmingly shaped by the Reformed tradition. Through a careful survey of work on Romans by both ancient Church Fathers and modern exegetical scholars, Ben Witherington III here argues that the interpretation of Romans since the Reformation has been far too indebted to and at key points led astray by Augustinian readings of the text as filtered through Luther, Calvin, and others.

In this first full-scale socio-rhetorical commentary on Romans, Witherington gleans fresh insights from reading the text of Paul s epistle in light of early Jewish theology, the historical situation of Rome in the middle of the first century A.D., and Paul s own rhetorical concerns. Giving serious consideration to the social and rhetorical background of Romans allows readers to hear Paul on his own terms, not just through the various voices of his later interpreters. Witherington s groundbreaking work also features a new, clear translation of the Greek text, and each section of the commentary ends with a brief discussion titled Bridging the Horizons, which suggests how the ancient text of Romans may speak to us today.
 

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Introduction
1
Authorship and the TextCritical Issues in Chapter 16
4
Integrity
5
Date
7
Structure and Rhetoric
16
Language Style and Intertextuality
23
THE COMMENTARY
27
Epistolary Prescript and Greeting 117
29
Slaves to Righteousness
167
Bridging the Horizons
177
Retelling Adams Tale
179
Bridging the Horizons
192
Adams Lost Race
193
Bridging the Horizons
205
Life in the Spirit That Was Then This Is Now
207
Bridging the Horizons
219

Bridging the Horizons
39
Exordium and Narratio 1815
40
Bridging the Horizons
45
Propositio 11617
47
Bridging the Horizons
56
The Unbearable Likeness
58
Bridging the Horizons
70
Critique of a Judgmental Gentile Hypocrite
73
Bridging the Horizons
84
Censoring a Censorious Jewish Teacher
85
Bridging the Horizons
97
The Manifestation of the Righteousness of God Apart from the Law
99
Bridging the Horizons
113
Abraham as Forefather of All the Righteous by Faith
115
Bridging the Horizons
130
The Results of Rectification
131
Bridging the Horizons
139
From First Adam to Last a Comparison
141
Bridging the Horizons
152
Shall Sin Death and the Law Continue Now That Christ Has Come?
154
Bridging the Horizons
165
Life in Christ in Glory
220
Bridging the Horizons
235
Gods Justice and Israels Future
236
Bridging the Horizons
278
Living Sacrifices and Loving Service
280
Bridging the Horizons
297
Taxing Situations and the Debt of Love
304
Bridging the Horizons
318
The Weak and the Strong and What Goes Wrong
325
Bridging the Horizons
345
The Knowledge and Apostle of the Gentiles
350
Bridging the Horizons
358
Travel Plans Apostolic Parousia Peroratio
361
Bridging the Horizons
372
A Letter of Recommendation and Reconciliation 16127
375
Bridging the Horizons
402
Index of Modern Authors
406
Index of Biblical References
410
Index of Other Ancient Writings
417
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Ben Witherington III is Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Kentucky. Related "kingdom" books of his includeBen Witherington III is Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Kentucky, and is on the doctoral faculty at St. Andrews University, Scotland. Witherington has twice won thenbsp;Christianity Todaynbsp;best Biblical Studies book-of-the-year award, and his many books includenbsp;We Have Seen His Glory: A Vision of Kingdom Worshipnbsp;and socio-rhetorical commentaries on Mark, Acts, Romans, 1 and 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Philemon, Colossians, Ephesians, and 1 and 2 Thessalonians. He writes anbsp; blog nbsp;at patheos.com and can also be found on the web atnbsp; benwitherington.com .

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