Peter Stuhlmacher – Paul’s Letter to the Romans

Romans commentary by Peter StuhlmacherPeter Stuhlmacher is the author of Paul’s Letter to the Romans, a relatively brief paperback volume.

This commentary is not technical.

Stuhlmacher is Professor Emeritus of New Testament at the University of Tubingen in Germany.

This is a stand-alone commentary, meaning that it does not belong to a series.

It has been translated from German into English.

Tom Schreiner recommends this commentary on Romans, calling it “a helpful brief exposition of Romans.”

Volume Details

Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press; 1st edition (March 1, 1994)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0664252877
ISBN-13: 978-0664252878

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Volume Summary

In this book, Peter Stuhlmacher stresses the Old Testament and postbiblical Jewish traditions as the primary backdrop to Paul’s thought, as these traditions were known by Paul himself or mediated to him through Jesus and the early church.

The themes of the righteousness of God and the corresponding justification of both Jews and Gentiles are viewed as the center of Romans.

Finally, Stuhlmacher seeks to place the apostle’s theology within its historical context.

He overcomes the false dichotomy that has often characterized the study of Romans, mediating between the view that it is a general theological treatise that functions as Paul’s last testament to his Christian faith, on the one hand, and the view that it is one particular and occasion-bound expression of Paul’s thinking.