When in Romans: An Invitation to Linger with the Gospel according to Paul
When in Romans: An Invitation to Linger with the Gospel according to Paul

When in Romans: An Invitation to Linger with the Gospel according to Paul

in Theological Explorations for the Church Catholic

by Beverly Roberts Gaventa

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Pages 160
Publisher Baker Academic
Published 2016
ISBN-13 9780801097386
Invites Readers of Romans to Expand Their View of God and the Gospel

When reading the book of Romans, we often focus on the quotable passages, making brief stopovers and not staying long enough to grasp some of the big ideas it contains. Instead of raiding Paul's most famous letter for a passage here or a theme there, leading New Testament scholar Beverly Roberts Gaventa invites us to linger in Romans. She asks that we stay with the letter long enough to see how Romans reframes our tidy categories and dramatically enlarges our sense of the gospel.

Containing profound insights written in accessible prose and illuminating references to contemporary culture, this engaging book explores the cosmic dimensions of the gospel that we read about in Paul's letter. Gaventa focuses on four key issues in Romans--salvation, identity, ethics, and community--that are crucial both for the first century and for our own. As she helps us navigate the book of Romans, she shows that the gospel is far larger, wilder, and more unsettling than we generally imagine it to be.

  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • 1. When in Romans . . . Watch the Horizon
  • 2. When in Romans . . . Consider Abraham
  • 3. When in Romans . . . Give Glory to God
  • 4. When in Romans . . . Welcome One Another
  • Conclusion
  • For Further Reading
  • Indexes

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