Tom Holland: Hope For The Nations

In this vigorously argued commentary Holland has produced a clearer and simpler reworking of his earlier scholarly work 'The Divine Marriage' in order to engage with the less expert audience. In this highly readable analysis, Tom Holland asks the reader to rethink familiar passages in Paul's Letter to the Romans in fresh ways. By offering numerous corrections to widespread misunderstandings of Paul, Holland's examination reveals how numerous false readings of this well-known epistle are controlled by eclectic methodologies that have in varying measure obscured the message of the biblical text. His argument for a corporate reading highlights how the forensic sense of justification should be maintained in the light of the broader covenantal context.

Tom Holland's Hope for the Nations is both truly biblical and thoroughly theological. Holland shows how Romans contributes to our understanding of God's covenant arrangement with humankind. 'The commentary digs deeply into current scholarship on the Old Testament roots of Paul's teaching, yet presents its conclusions in accessible language.' -Douglas Moo, Blanchard Professor of New Testament, Wheaton College. "Tom Holland always remains alert to the influence and relevance of the Old Testament and emphasizes the impact of Paul's thought upon the church as a community as well as on the individual as part of that community...a very salient and practical commentary." -Anthony C. Thiselton, Professor of Christian Theology, University of Nottingham. Tom Holland is author of Contours of Pauline Theology (2004), an internationally acclaimed work.

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