Romans: A Commentary (Hermeneia: A Critical & Historical Commentary on the Bible) (Hermeneia: A Critical and Historical Commentary on the Bible)

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New title in the highly acclaimed "Hermeneia" series, this work explores the important and controversial passages within Romans. This is the first commentary to interpret Romans within the imperial context as well as in the light of the situation in Spain. It includes fresh insights from the: archaeology of the city of Rome; social history of early Christianity; social-scientific work on early Christianity; and, interpretation and reception of Paul's letter through the ages. It focuses on Paul's missionary plans and how his letter reframes the system of honour and shame as it informed life in the Roman empire at the time. Written by a European author, it is a landmark commentary.

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Robert Jewett is theologian-in-residence at St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Lincoln, Nebraska. Previously he served as guest professor of New Testament at the University of Heidelberg and professor of New Testament interpretation emeritus at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. He is the author of numerous books, both scholarly and popular, in New Testament studies and American religious and cultural history, including Romans: A Short Commentary (Fortress, 2013), Romans (Hermeneia; Fortress, 2008); Mission and Menace: Four Centuries of American Religious Zeal (Fortress, 2008); The Thessalonian Correspondence (Foundations and Facets; Fortress, 1986); Paul the Apostle to America: Cultural Trends and Pauline Scholarship (1994); St. Paul at the Movies: The Apostle's Dialogue with American Culture (1993); and St. Paul Returns to the Movies: Triumph Over Shame (1998).

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"Robert Jewett's commentary on Romans sets a new benchmark for the genre..." --David A. deSilva "Ashland Theological Seminary"

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