Romans – Douglas Moo – New International Commentary on the New Testament

Romans Moo New International CommentaryDouglas Moo is the author of the Romans volume in the New International Commentary on the New Testament series.

For more than twenty years Douglas Moo’s New International Commentary on the New Testament volume on Romans has been providing pastors, students, and scholars with profound insight into Paul’s most famous letter.

In this thorough revision of his commentary, Moo deals with issues that have come into prominence since the first edition (1996), incorporating the latest research and rewriting the text throughout for better comprehension.

Exegetically astute and theologically minded, Moo interacts critically with the new perspective on Paul, highlights the emphasis in Romans on “practical divinity,” and traces the theme of the gospel throughout the letter.

His Letter to the Romans in this second edition will inform and enlighten a new generation of serious Bible readers. [1]

Commentary Reviews

• D. A Carson: a “best buy” on Romans; “the best Romans commentary for pastors available in English”

• 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”

Commentary Overview

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Volume Specifications

Hardcover: 1184 pages
Publisher: Eerdmans; Second edition (November 26, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0802871216
ISBN-13: 978-0802871213

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“All the virtues of Doug Moo’s work in the first edition of his Romans commentary are retained in the updated second edition. The commentary displays careful and rigorous exegesis, reflecting the mature judgment of a seasoned scholar who has considered the meaning of Romans for many years. At the same time, the theology of Paul’s greatest letter is explained clearly and brilliantly. . . . Moo’s first edition of Romans is the best commentary on Romans available, and the only volume that surpasses it is his second.”

— Thomas R. Schreiner, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

“The passing of two decades has by no means rendered the careful exegesis of Moo’s 1996 commentary out of date. Still, this second edition allows him to interact with the most recent Pauline scholarship. To this scholarship it serves as a reliable guide—at the same time as it remains, and will continue to remain, a fine guide to the argument of Paul’s most weighty epistle.”

— Stephen Westerholm, McMaster University

Commentary Series

“Faithful criticism” characterizes volumes in The New International Commentary on the New Testament (NICNT). Begun in the late 1940s by an international team of New Testament scholars, the NICNT series has been widely recognized by pastors, students, and scholars alike for its attention to the text of Scripture, its currency with contemporary scholarship, and its service to the global church.

The interpretive work reflected in these commentaries is based on careful study of the Greek text, but commentary readers need not be practiced in the biblical languages in order to benefit from them.

In the same way, NICNT volumes reflect serious work in technical areas — such as linguistics, textual criticism, and historical concerns — but the commentary itself focuses on understanding the text rather than navigating scholarly debates.

Readers can turn to the footnotes and excursuses for more specialized interaction with the Greek text and engagement with critical issues and literature.

Under the editorship of outstanding New Testament scholars — first Ned Stonehouse (Westminster Theological Seminary), then F. F. Bruce (University of Manchester, England) and Gordon D. Fee (Regent College, Canada), and now Joel B. Green (Fuller Theological Seminary) — the NICNT series has flourished.

In order to keep the commentary fresh and contemporary, NICNT volumes are revised and replaced as needed.

Newer volumes in the NICNT account for emergent emphases in biblical studies.

These include heightened attention to rhetorical features of New Testament texts, the cultural settings within which they were written, and their theological significance for God’s people.

In this way, the NICNT series endures as an accessible, authoritative guide to the biblical text.

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