In Lutheran circles, Romans may be one of the most treasured books of the scriptures, outside perhaps the Gospel themselves. It is a seat of doctrine for countless faithful teachings on justification, original sin, and the Christian vocational life. In this commentary, Rev. Dr. Michael Middendorf provides an original translation of the first eight chapters of Romans, emphasizing the epistle’s history as an extremely well testified and complete document of the church. He gives great weight to the text itself, with extensive textual notes, chapter introductions, and comments. Middendorf supplements this work with additional comments and excursi on contextual, historical, and pastoral aspects of Romans.
- A commitment first and foremost to pastors and lay readers in their study of God’s Word
- Abundant references to areas the Lutheran Confessions cite Romans
- A stance in favor of the forensic implications of Paul’s justification theology
- Perspective on Paul and the New Perspective on Paul
- Rhetorical and Epistolatory forms in Romans
- Hearing Romans and Hermeneutics