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

Paul s Letter to the Romans A Socio Rhetorical Commentary 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 ove

  • Title: Paul's Letter to the Romans: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary
  • Author: Ben Witherington III
  • ISBN: 9780802845047
  • Page: 143
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 heWhile 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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    About "Ben Witherington III"

    1. Ben Witherington III

      Ben Witherington III PhD, University of Durham is Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wil, Kentucky, and is on the doctoral faculty at the University of St Andrews in Scotland He is the author or coauthor of than thirty books, including The Jesus Quest, The Paul Quest, and The New York Times bestseller The Brother of Jesus He has appeared on the History Channel, NBC, ABC, CBS, and CNN.

    247 thoughts on “Paul's Letter to the Romans: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary”

    1. Ben Witherington is one of the most prolific New Testament scholars writing today, and he brings a great volume of learning to the texts. In this book, a "socio-rhetorical" commentary, he takes a careful look at Paul's letter to the Romans, paying special attention to the social setting of Paul and his readers, and also analyzing carefully Paul's rhetorical structure and flow. These two emphases make this book a bit different than many commentaries, in that they bring out these two facets of the [...]


    2. I loved Ben Witherington's The Acts of the Apostles. When I was preaching through Acts, that text was endlessly helpful. So Romans came up in the lectionary this summer, I skipped over a few other commentaries and purchased Witherington's work on Romans. I'm mildly disappointed.The Introduction is the highlight. Witherington's presentation on the role of prejudice between Gentile and Jewish Christians in the wake of Claudius' edict of expulsion and its subsequent obsolescence was earth-moving in [...]



    3. This is a great study book. What I appreciate about Witherington is that in all his books he sites other theologians and adds their comments on a passage, especially those he does not agree with, and gives the reader the opportunity to decide for themselves what the best interpretation might be.


    4. Solid commentary on Romans. In-depth enough to be usable for a theology class, understandable enough to be used by laypeople.



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