Throughout church history the Book of Romans has received considerable attention. In every generation, however, the message of Paul's letter needs to be explained anew. In Encountering the Book of Romans, Douglas Moo provides new students of Romans with an easy-to-understand and user-friendly guide.
Moo begins by discussing introductory matters that students need to be aware of before studying Romans -- historical background, theme, purpose, structure, interpretive history, and different ways of reading Romans. He then leads readers through the book section by section, highlighting key themes and clarifying difficult passages. Throughout, he helps students see the continuing relevance of Romans. He writes, "The deep theology and practical advice found in Romans have as their ultimate purpose the glory of God. It is when readers of Romans seek to understand that theology and to live out its consequences that God is glorified."
As with other volumes in the Encountering series, Encountering the Book of Romans is designed for educational use and includes a number of helpful features, including a bibliography, key terms, chapter objectives, chapter outlines, sidebars, and illustrations.