Romans – Leon Morris – Pillar New Testament Commentary Series

Romans commentary by Leon MorrisLeon Morris is the author of the original Romans volume in the Pillar New Testament Commentary series. Colin Kruse’s Romans commentary replaced Morris’ in the Pillar series.

D.A. Carson notes that “its strength is the seriousness with which it takes the text.”

Keith Mathison ranks this commentary as #4 Romans commentary, noting that Morris “careful and considered,” and that it’s “highly recommended.”

Journal of Biblical Literature: “A carefully crafted, clearly expressed exposition of Romans from which specialist and non-specialist alike can benefit.”

Southwestern Journal of Theology: “Mature, clear, and readable. . . . This commentary will be viewed as Morris’s magnum opus. It is worthy of that accolade.”

Leon Morris (1914–2006) retired as Principal of Ridley College in Melbourne, Australia, in 1979. He is the author of more than forty books, including The Apostolic Preaching of the Cross, the volumes on Matthew and Romans in The Pillar New Testament Commentary, and the volumes on John and the Thessalonian epistles in the New International Commentary on the New Testament.

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Volume Overview

Series: Eerdmans Classic Biblical Commentaries
Paperback: 592 pages
Publisher: Eerdmans; Reissue edition (September 6, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0802875947
ISBN-13: 978-0802875945

The publisher notes that in this now-classic commentary, first published in 1988 in the Pillar New Testament Commentary series, noted biblical scholar Leon Morris unravels Romans and the complexities of faith and interpretation associated with the epistle.

In his introduction Morris deals with matters of authorship, destination, date, occasion, and contents in a brief but helpful way. The commentary proper consists of careful verse-by-verse exposition of the text along with full and informative footnotes.

Though he interacts considerably with the immense body of literature on Romans, Morris’s approach to the study of the epistle remains clearly his own. His thorough exegesis enables readers to understand Romans as one of the greatest and most spiritually significant books in the Bible.