Romans

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Romans is the sixth book of the New Testament. Authorship is traditionally attributed to the Apostle Paul. The letter is addressed to Christians in Rome and was meant to prepare the way for Paul’s desired visit in the future. Romans is full of theological teachings. The theme of the book is justification by faith for all who believe in Jesus. Commentaries on Romans often address the salvation of believers, the unbelief of Israel collectively, and the proper lifestyle of believers.

Romans (NICNT) by Douglas Moo

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  • D. A Carson: a "best buy" on Romans
  • Desiring God: a Top 3 recommended commentary on Romans
  • Craig Blomberg, etal: a "priority" commentary on Romans
  • Tom Schreiner: recommended; "a careful and theologically astute exposition"
  • Keith Mathison: #1 ranked commentary on Romans; "in terms of intermediate-advanced level commentaries, this one is the best place to begin"

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Romans (BECNT) by Thomas Schreiner

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  • D. A. Carson: a "best buy" on Romans
  • Desiring God: a Top 3 recommended commentary on Romans

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Romans (NIVAC) by Douglas Moo

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Epistle to the Romans (NTC) by John Murray

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  • Desiring God: a Top 3 recommended commentary on Romans
  • Tom Schreiner: recommended; "worth reading today, especially for its theological depth"
  • Keith Mathison: #3 ranked commentary on Romans; "a valuable work well worth consulting"

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The Epistle to the Romans (two vol.: ICC) by C.E.B. Cranfield

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  • D. A. Carson: a "best buy" on Romans
  • Craig Blomberg, etal: a "priority" commentary on Romans
  • Tom Schreiner: recommended: "technical but outstanding commentary," "rich theological insights"
  • Keith Mathison: #5 ranked commentary on Romans; "one of the most thorough commentaries on this book"

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Romans (NIGTC) by Richard Longenecker

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  • Craig Blomberg, etal: a "priority" commentary on Romans

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Romans (two volumes; WBC) by James D.G. Dunn

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  • Tom Schreiner: recommended; "exponent of the 'new perspective'"

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The Message of Romans (BST) by John Stott

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  • Tom Schreiner: recommended; "a meaty exposition with application to today"

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Romans (PNTC) by Colin Kruse

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Romans (TNTC) by F.F. Bruce

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Romans (two volumes; For You) by Timothy Keller

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The Epistle to the Romans (PNTC) by Leon Morris

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  • Keith Mathison: #4 ranked commentary on Romans; "careful and considered," "highly recommended"

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Romans (two volumes; MNTC) by John MacArthur

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Romans (NAC) by Robert H. Mounce

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Romans (St. Andrews) by R.C. Sproul

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Romans (GSC) by Charles Hodge

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  • Keith Mathison: #2 ranked commentary on Romans; "rich in exegetical and theological insight"

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Paul's Letter to the Romans by Peter Stuhlmacher

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  • Tom Schreiner: recommended; "a helpful brief exposition of Romans"

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Romans (Story of God) by Michael Bird

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  • Craig Blomberg, etal: a "priority" commentary on Romans

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Romans (two volumes; For Everyone) by N.T. Wright

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Romans (AB) by Joseph A. Fitzmyer

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  • Tom Schreiner: recommended; "a brief commentary, including interaction with the church fathers, by a famous Roman Catholic scholar"

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When in Romans by Beverly Roberts Gaventa

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  • Craig Blomberg, etal: a "priority" commentary on Romans

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Romans (EGGNT) by John Harvey

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Romans (Teach the Text) by C. Marvin Pate

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The Epistle to the Romans by Karl Barth

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