Item description for Reading Romans: A Literary and Theological Commentary (Reading the New Testament Series) by Luke Timothy Johnson...
Overview The Epistle to the Romans is considered to be the classic of Reformation theology. Luke Johnson, a scholar from the Roman Catholic tradition, invests this commentary with breadth of perspective and clarity of expression. He focuses on understanding the key themes and their relationship to the whole of Pauline writings and the shaping of Christianity
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Studio: Smyth & Helwys Publishing, Inc
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 6.03" Height: 0.59" Weight: 0.76 lbs.
Release Date Mar 6, 2008
Publisher Smyth & Helwys Publishing, Inc
Series Reading The New Testament
ISBN 1573122769 ISBN13 9781573122764
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More About Luke Timothy Johnson
Professor Johnson's research concerns the literary, moral, and religious dimensions of the New Testament, including the Jewish and Greco-Roman contexts of early Christianity (particularly moral discourse), Luke-Acts, the Pastoral Letters, and the Letter of James. A prolific author, Dr. Johnson has penned numerous scholarly articles and more than 25 books. His 1986 book The Writings of the New Testament: An Interpretation, now in its second edition, is widely used in seminaries and departments of religion throughout the world.
A former Benedictine monk, Dr. Johnson is a highly sought-after lecturer, a member of several editorial and advisory boards, and a senior fellow at Emory University's Center for the Study of Law and Religion. He received the prestigious 2011 Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion for his most recent book, Among the Gentiles: Greco-Roman Religion and Christianity (2009, Yale University Press), which explores the relationship between early Christianity and Greco-Roman paganism.
Luke Timothy Johnson currently resides in Atlanta, in the state of Georgia.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Reading Romans: A Literary and Theological Commentary (Reading the New Testament Series)?
Clear and Not Difficult for Christian Oct 7, 2000
Reading Romans is one of the 'small book' of Luke Tomothy Johnson. It is clear and not difficult for Christian. You can use this book to prepare you Sunday School, Cell Group Discussion and self-study. If you are the teacher of Sunday School, Cell group Leader or Lay Pastor, you need to put this book in your library. Read 'Reading Romans', you can easliy understand the picture of Romans. Of course, if you want to learn more and deep, or you are studying Theology, Douglas Moo or Berndon Bryne's books will be better.
Useful contribution Feb 2, 2000
Johnson in this commentary offers a sustained and well articulated "reading" of Romans; though at times he can be a little idiosyncratic in his views and labour some points endlessly. He is very good in focusing on the literary conventions of this letter, but not so good when it comes to exegetical detail. One glaring weakness that this work has is that it does not interact with alternative readings or views in a sustained or consistant way. Another shortcoming is that it contains no indexes or bibliographies! Thus, I would say that this should not be top of your list when it comes to purchasing commentaries on Romans. For roughly the same price you can get Douglas Moo's larger and more exhaustive commentary in the New International Commentary on the New Testament series, or if you are looking for a Roman Catholic perspective, Brendon Bryne's volume in the Sacra Pagina series.
Nevertheless, this volume does contain some exegetical distinctives.