Paul’s letter to the Romans has been called “the quintessence and perfection of saving doctrine.” Perhaps the most challenging and thoroughly doctrinal book of the entire New Testament, Romans deals with many issues that are basic to Christian theology and practice. In this volume respected New Testament scholar Douglas J. Moo provides a superb study of Paul’s letter to the Roman Christians and restates the enduring message of Romans for Christians today.
Based on the English text but bringing into the discussion the underlying Greek at every point, this commentary focuses both on theological meaning and on contemporary significance. Moo contributes to the continuing debate regarding Paul’s teaching on such issues as Jewish law and the relationship between Jews and Gentiles in the people of God. He also critically interacts with “the new perspective on Paul,” highlights Romans’s emphasis on “practical divinity,” and traces the theme of gospel throughout the epistle.
Twelve years in the making and a steady seller during its first decade in print, Moo’s Epistle to the Romans will continue to serve as a standard exposition of Romans.
Awards and Recognitions
, Number 9 on the Top 25 Books of the Year list (1997)
“If a student could own but one commentary on Romans, this should be it—now and for a long time to come.” Craig L. Blomberg, Distinguished Professor of New Testament, Denver Seminary
“This is a monumental work that can be placed among the best commentaries on Romans. If one wants to know the content of Romans, this commentary needs to be consulted. . . . Helpful to teachers, pastors, and students.” Bibliotheca Sacra
“This commentary displays marks of fine scholarship and practical interest. Douglas Moo shows himself to be keenly aware of theological subtleties and issues, and his work is informed by a strong sense of the history of interpretation of Romans.” Journal of Theological Studies
“A commentary that will become the new standard for conservative New Testament scholars. . . This commentary can be used by the informed layman or the busy minister. There are few points in the Epistle that Moo does not cover. This commentary is a 'must-have' for any library or minister who wishes to study the Apostle Paul's magnum opus. This volume deserves much praise in achieving its goals as a comprehensive commentary on the Book of Romans.” The Christian Librarian
“His coverage is comprehensive, his dealing with sparring partners fair-minded, his verdicts level-headed. . . The whole is a model of clarity and a compendium of expository treasure.” The Expository Times
“This is the most attractive and readable of all the many weighty commentaries on Romans published in recent years, and every library will need it. . . Its lucidity is remarkable and admirable. Theological Book Review (U.K.)
Douglas J. Moo
is Blanchard Professor of New Testament at Wheaton College.