The IHCC Network

Encountering the Book of Romans - A Theological Survey

Douglas J. Moo
List Price
Our Price
Baker Academic

Moo begins his study with a clear, concise, and helpful survey of the two broad contemporary options for understanding Romans; the Reformation approach and the new perspective approach, pointing out that how one approaches the book inevitably affects how one interprets it. He encourages students to decide which approach best fits with the actual teaching of the letter, and as a help in this process, often indicates how the two opposing views would interpret key texts.

Moo goes on to address other introductory matters that are necessary for understanding Romans -- the first-century context, the situation in Paul's life as well as the situation in the lives of his readers. Other items discussed include the theme, purpose, and structure of Romans. After laying the groundwork for reading Romans, Moo leads readers through the weighty argument of this significant book, highlighting key themes and clarifying difficult passages. Throughout, he also helps students to see the continuing relevance of Romans . . . 

Encountering the Book of Romans . . . includes a number of helpful features, including a bibliography, key terms, chapter objectives, chapter outlines, study questions, sidebars, and illustrations.