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Preaching Romans

Four Perspectives

by Scot Mcknight , Joseph B Modica

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ISBN: 9780802875457

Page Count: 160

Publication Date: 2/19/2019

Trim Size: 6 x 9

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First-rate scholars and preachers on four interpretive approaches to Paul and Romans

Pauline scholarship is a minefield of differing schools of thought. Those who teach or preach on Paul can quickly get lost in the weeds of the various perspectives. How, then, can pastors today best preach Paul’s message?

Scot McKnight and Joseph B. Modica have assembled this stellar one-stop guide exploring four major interpretive perspectives on the apostle Paul: Reformational, New, Apocalyptic, and Participationist. First elucidated by a scholarly essay, each perspective is then illuminated by three sermons expositing various passages from Paul’s magisterial letter to the Romans.

Coming from such leading figures as Richard Hays, James Dunn, Fleming Rutledge, and Tom Schreiner, these essays and sermons splendidly demonstrate how each perspective on Paul brings valuable insights for preaching on Romans. 


[Table of Contents]


Interpretive Perspectives on the Apostle Paul

1. Romans and the “Lutheran” Paul: Stephen Westerholm

2. Romans and the New Perspective: Scot McKnight

3. Romans and the Apocalyptic Reading of Paul: Douglas A. Campbell

4. Romans and the Participationist Perspective: Michael J. Gorman

Preaching Romans: Sermons

Reformational Perspective

5. Romans as Ecclesial Theology: Building Multiethnic Missional Churches: Michael F. Bird

6. God Justifies the Ungodly: Romans 4:1–8: Thomas R. Schreiner

7. The Transforming Reality of Justification by Faith: Romans 5:1–5: Carl R. Trueman

New Perspective

8. The Balance of Already/Not Yet: Romans 8:1–17: James D. G. Dunn

9. This Changes Everything: Romans 5:12–21: Tara Beth Leach

10. Pass the Peace by Faith: Romans 4:1–4, 13–17: Scot McKnight

Apocalyptic Perspective

11. Immortal Combat: Romans 1:16–17 and 5:12–14: Jason Micheli

12. In Celebration of Full Communion: Romans 3:21–24: Fleming Rutledge

13. Old Adam, New Adam; Old World, New World; Old You, New You: Romans 5:12–21: William H. Willimon

Participationist Perspective

14. Death Becomes Her: Romans 6:1–14: Timothy G. Gombis

15. Made New by One Man’s Obedience: Romans 5:12–19: Richard B. Hays

16. Breathing Well: Romans 8:12–30: Suzanne Watts Henderson


17. Implications: Joseph B. Modica

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Christian Century
Preaching Romans is invaluable for both preachers and their congregations.”
Expository Times
“Debate continues over the nature of Paul’s gospel, especially as articulated in Romans. Preachers may find it hard to keep up, so this is a welcome volume.”
Journal for the Study of the New Testament
“This is a book aimed at preachers and serious Christian readers, which outlines four interpretative approaches to Paul’s letter to the Romans and then presents three short sermons based on each approach to illustrate the influence of each approach. It is a great idea and succeeds admirably. . . . A fine volume.”
Religious Studies Reviews
“[Preaching Romans] is helpful and recommended for divinity libraries and practitioners committed to preaching the theological riches of Romans.”

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