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Paul's Letter to the Romans
Colin G. Kruse
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HARDCOVER; Published: 6/14/2012
ISBN: 978-0-8028-3743-1
Price: $ 58.99
669 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 6 x 9
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Series: The Pillar New Testament Commentary (PNTC)

PAUL'S LETTER TO THE ROMANS may well be the most influential book in Christian history. In this Romans commentary Colin Kruse shows how Paul expounds the gospel against the background of God's sovereign action as creator, judge, and redeemer of the world. Valuable "additional notes" on important theological themes and difficult texts -- such as Paul's discussion of same-sex relationships, the salvation of "all Israel," and the woman Junia, who was "well known among the apostles" -- further connect Romans to contemporary issues. Throughout his commentary Kruse expertly guides readers through the plethora of interpretations of Romans, providing a reliable exposition of this foundational epistle.

Read a blog post by editor D. A. Carson and excerpts on EerdWord.
Douglas J. Moo
-- Wheaton College
"Among the many commentaries available on Romans today, Colin Kruse's Pillar volume stands out for its combination of academic depth and accessibility."
Craig Blomberg
-- Denver Seminary
"The Pillar New Testament Commentary is the finest up-to-date, mid-range commentary series on the market today. Kruse's volume maintains this high standard, meriting wide usage and a warm reception. Of particular help are numerous short additional notes on key exegetical and theological topics raised by specific passages."
Paul W. Barnett
-- Moore Theological College
"Kruse's Romans will take its place among the best of the best English commentaries on Paul's magisterial epistle."
Steve Walton
-- London School of Theology
"Leads readers through the depths of Paul's central letter lucidly, clearly, and readably. This accessible commentary will be greatly helpful to students, pastors, and teachers."
Brendan Byrne, S.J.
-- Jesuit Theological College
"Imbued with reverence for the Word and the theological depth characteristic of the evangelical tradition, Kruse's Romans is noteworthy for the consideration and respect it accords to the widest possible range of interpretations, from the patristic era to the present day."
James R. Edwards
-- Whitworth University
"Kruse's comprehensive commentary on Paul's supreme theological achievement is an anchor contribution to Pauline studies."
David Instone-Brewer
-- Tyndale House, Cambridge
"A wonderfully erudite and deceptively easy commentary that dodges none of the problems and deals with all the important issues."
Criswell Theological Review
"Any serious student of Romans must certainly have this volume. . . . I highly recommend this to any student or scholar who has a passing knowledge of Greek, a thirst for knowledge about Romans, and to those wanting to read a commentary committed to the text."
Journal of the Grace Evangelical Society
"One of the top commentaries on Romans. I highly recommend it."
"A lucid and learned work."
Bibliotheca Sacra
"A helpful and informative commentary."
Journal for the Study of the New Testament
"A very accessible and clear addition to the Pillar series."
Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society
"Makes a handy, up-to-date reference source for busy clergy and a sound guide to students. . . . It wins a hearty recommendation."
Reformed Theological Review
"A fine piece of evangelical scholarship on Paul's greatest letter, one that we will always consult expectantly for its exegetical and scholarly qualities, whenever Romans is in our hands."
Bible Study Magazine
"This commentary is scholarly yet accessible, and it interacts with the latest scholarship relating to Romans. . . . Its clear organization and accessible style make it well suited for teachers, pastors, and students."
"A helpful resource for the targeted audience of serious pastors and teachers as they wrestle with the meaning and application of Paul's longest and most detailed letter."