Item description for Romans (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament) by Thomas R. Schreiner...
Overview In the latest addition to BECNT, Pauline scholar Thomas Schreiner presents a fresh analysis of the substantive Book of Romans. It features many distinctives. I have tried to write a scholarly commentary that fulfills the goals of brevity and lucidity, Schreiner explains. One of my goals has been to trace the flow of thought in the letter so that the reader can understand how the argument unfolds. I have also tried to wrestle with the meaning of Romans theologically. . . . In particular, I have attempted to demonstrate inductively that the glory of God is the central theme that permeates the letter. Each exegetical unit of the commentary is divided into four parts: (1) introduction, theme summary, and structural outline; (2) translation; (3) paragraph-by-paragraph exegesis and exposition; and (4) additional notes that comment on unique themes of a passage, interpretive problems, textual variants, and other critical issues. Romans includes these helpful design features: - Shaded text gives a broad overview of each exegetical unit, its place in Romans, and the way Paul expected his readers to respond to his words. - Unshaded portions dissect the intricacies of the Greek text. - A running outline at the top of each page keeps readers aware of their position in the overall structure of the book. Pastors, students, and scholars will find Romans an easy-to-use, yet comprehensive, resource.
Publishers Description In the latest addition to BECNT, Pauline scholar Thomas Schreiner presents a fresh analysis of the substantive Book of Romans. Each exegetical unit of the commentary is divided into four parts: (1) introduction, theme summary, and structural outline; (2) translation; (3) paragraph-by-paragraph exegesis and exposition; and (4) additional notes that comment on unique themes of a passage, interpretive problems, textual variants, and other critical issues.
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Studio: Baker Academic
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.16" Width: 6.23" Height: 2.13" Weight: 3.05 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 1998
Publisher Baker Academic
Series Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament
Series Number 6
ISBN 0801021499 ISBN13 9780801021497
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More About Thomas R. Schreiner
Thomas R. Schreiner (MDiv and ThM, Western Conservative Baptist Seminary; PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is the James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation and associate dean of the school of theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Thomas R. Schreiner currently resides in Louisville, in the state of Kentucky.
Thomas R. Schreiner has published or released items in the following series...
Biblical Theology Christian Proclamation Commentary
Counterpoints: Bible & Theology
New American Commentary Studies in Bible & Theology
Reviews - What do customers think about Romans (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament)?
A Must On Romans! Feb 21, 2008
Along with Moo, get this commentary! Schreiner is so solid and scholarly. I also have his work on 1,2Peter and Jude in the NAC. This NT scholar is so good.
His approach to scholarship reminds me of Dr. Moo. Both are really good. Schreiner does his own translation, and for me that is what makes this commentary so outstanding. If you appreciate adeptness in NT Greek, you'll appreciate this volume. But at the same time, Schreiner makes this simple enough for the person who doesn't understand NT Greek to get by.
This should be in every pastor's and anyone who's looking for the best work on Romans collection. Get this one!
Clear and Concise commentary Jan 23, 2008
This is a very good commentary on Romans. It is very well written and is clear and easy to understand. Great Reference material that can be used for years to come.
Better than Moo Sep 19, 2007
As someone who has done extensive work in Romans and is NOT a Calvinist, I have found Schreiner's volume to be the best all around commentary on Romans (not the best commentary on any book, however, as that would go to Schnackenberg's 3 volumes on John). He covers what you need to teach and to preach through the book.
While knowing Greek will certainly help one follow the author's arguments, he makes it easy enough to move past difficult material and get to the heart of the matter. Moo has a tendency to list multiple options and then pick one when it is unnecessary to list all the options due to a choice being obvious or else he does not list options at all when the choice is difficult. Schreiner avoids that problem by correctly majoring on the majors and minoring on the minors (with the exception of some issues at the end of Romans 8).
For Schreiner, this is certainly a step above his previous work and is much more readable than his book on Paul. The only Romans commentary I would rank ahead of this one is the incredible two volumes in the ICC by Cranfield, which is certainly not a series for those who do not know their languages.
Excellent Commentary Feb 7, 2007
Schreiner's Commentary is an excellent work when studying the book of Romans. Amazingly, he manages to retain a contemporary edge on such a difficult book of the Bible. His technical prowess comes forward as he examines significant words in the Greek and helps the reader to explore for the correct understanding. This work coupled with Douglas Moo's commentary on Romans are powerful technical resources for any pastor or theology student.
An impressive piece! Jan 16, 2007
Schreiner's work is one of the most celebrated commentaries on Romans today. Schreiner's interaction with the Greek text and scholars alike is quite impressive. The author shows familiarity with Second temple literature as well. The work reflects the author's best achievement (See his theology of of paul, Paul, Apostle of God's glory in Christ). This is a commentary that seeks to be faithful to Scripture and ultimately celebrates the glory, majesty and excellency of Christ in the book of Romans.