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Romans: New International Biblical Commentary Paperback – February 1, 1992
"James Edwards . . . has written the commentary I have been looking for: an exposition of the English text of Romans that takes account of the latest scholarship, refuses to duck the tough theological questions that keep popping up in Romans, and communicates in uncluttered English and effective illustrations. . . ."
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- Publisher : Hendrickson Pub (February 1, 1992)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 416 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0943575346
- ISBN-13 : 978-0943575346
- Item Weight : 1.05 pounds
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 1.25 x 8.75 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #652,670 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Edwards gives a lot of great ideas on how to present the concepts. So for preaching, he's a goldmine (as Stott is also-but I like Edwards commentary more that Stott's). I don't always agree with his views on a passage, but always feel he's careful and that he does a great job presenting the view he has. This book is shorter than some of my commentaries, and does not handle all the issues on every paragraph that may emerge, but Edwards emphasis is refreshing and extraordinarily helpful for a serious student or a pastor working on a sermon from a Romans passage. This commentary is one that I will probably always refer to when writing a sermon from Romans. It is in my top three Romans commentaries and I would recommend it highly to everyone. (see also Moo, Kasemann & Stuhlmacher)
One doesn't need to have gone to seminary or read Greek to benefit from it. For those familiar with the highly quotable commentaries of John Stott and/or William Barclay, for example, I believe Edwards is more quotable even to an audience of laymen. The only (slight) drawback for my personal taste, is the biblical text is not isolated; rather, it's inserted within the commentary in bold print. But don't let that stop you from buying this book. 5 stars.