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by Frank J. Matera


by Frank J. Matera


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In this fresh and readable addition to the Paideia series, well-respected New Testament scholar Frank Matera examines cultural context and theological meaning in Romans. Paideia commentaries explore how New Testament texts form Christian readers by

• attending to the ancient narrative and rhetorical strategies the text employs
• showing how the text shapes theological convictions and moral habits
• commenting on the final, canonical form of each New Testament book
• focusing on the cultural, literary, and theological settings of the text
• making judicious use of maps, photos, and sidebars in a reader-friendly format

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801031892
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/01/2010
Series: Paideia: Commentaries on the New Testament
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Frank J. Matera (PhD, Union Theological Seminary) is emeritus professor of New Testament at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. His previous books include commentaries on Galatians and 2 Corinthians as well as New Testament Theology: Exploring Diversity and Unity.

Table of Contents

Romans 1:1-17 The Letter Opening
Romans 1:18-3:20 Part 1: Gentiles and Jews in the Light of God's Wrath
Romans 1:18-32 Gentile Failure to Acknowledge God
Romans 2:1-16 God's Impartial Judgment of Gentiles and Jews
Romans 2:17-29 Jewish Failure to Observe the Law
Romans 3:1-20 Gentiles and Jews under the Power of Sin
Romans 3:21-4:25 Part 2: Gentiles and Jews in the Light of God's Righteousness Introduction
Romans 3:21-31 A Righteousness Accessible to All through Faith
Romans 4:1-25 Abraham, the Father of All Who Believe
Romans 5:1-8:39 Part 3: The Experience of Salvation in the Light of God's Righteousness
Romans 5:1-21 Transferred from the Realm of Sin to the Realm of Grace
Romans 6:1-23 No Longer Slaves of Sin and Death
Romans 7:1-25 Released from a Law Frustrated by Sin
Romans 8:1-39 Life and Hope in the Realm of the Spirit
Romans 9:1-11:36 Part 4: God's Righteousness and the Destiny of Israel
Romans 9:1-29 The Mystery of Divine Election
Romans 9:30-10:21 The Reason for Israel's Failure
Romans 11:1-36 God's Irrevocable Call
Romans 12:1-15:13 Part 5: God's Righteousness and the Moral Life of the Justified
Romans 12:1-13:14 Love and Obedience in the New Age
Romans 14:1-15:13 Welcoming One Another according to the Example of Christ
Romans 15:14-16:27 The Letter Closing

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