The redemption of our body: the riddle of Romans 8:19-22 in "Romans and the People of God: Essays in Honor of Gordon D. Fee on the Occasion of His 65th Birthday"

J. Ramsey Michaels

The redemption of our body: the riddle of Romans 8:19-22
The redemption of our body: the riddle of Romans 8:19-22

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Nineteen New Testament scholars of international standing here offer fresh new insights to the ongoing interpretation of Romans. Including essays on various exegetical, theological, and pastoral aspects of Paul's epistle, this volume not only honors Gordon Fee's major contribution to New Testament scholarship but also presents the very best work available in a vital area of biblical research.

  • Contents
  • EXEGETICAL ESSAYS:
    • "For I am not ashamed of the Gospel": Romans 1:16-17 and Habakkuk 2:4 - Rikki E. Watts
    • New exodus, new inheritance: the narrative structure of Romans 3-8 - N. T. Wright
    • Reconciliation: Romans 5:1-11 - Ralph P. Martin
    • The focus of Romans: the central role of 5:1-8:39 in the argument of the letter - Richard N. Longenecker
    • The "wretched man" revisited: another look at Romans 7:14-25 - J. I. Packer
    • Spirit speech: reflections on Romans 8:12-27 - James D. G. Dunn
    • The redemption of our body: the riddle of Romans 8:19-22 - J. Ramsey Michaels
    • Paul and the prophets: prophetic criticism in the Epistle to the Romans (with special reference to Romans 9-11) - Craig A. Evans
    • Why bring the word down? the rhetoric of demonstration and disclosure in Romans 9:30-10:21 - Edith M. Humphrey
    • Romans 13:1-7 and Paul's missiological perspective: a call to political quietism or transformation? - Philip H. Towner
    • Romans 16:25-27: an apt conclusion - I. Howard Marshall
  • THEMATIC ESSAYS:
    • Reasoned eclecticism and the tex of Romans - Michael W. Holmes
    • "Mercy upon all" : God as father in the Epistle to the Romans - Marianne Meye Thompson
    • Jesus' divine sonship in Paul's epistle to the Romans - L. W. Hurtado
    • From Romans to the real world: biblical principles and cultural change in relation to homosexuality and the ministry of women - R. T. France
    • A breaking of expectations: the rhetoric of surprise in Paul's letter to the Romans - Robert H. Gundry
    • Trustworthy preaching: reflections on John Chrysostom's interpretation of Romans 8 - Barbara Aland
  • PASTORAL/SERMONIC ESSAYS:
    • Pastor Paul - Eugene H. Peterson
    • "The full blessing of Christ" (Romans 15:29): a sermon - R. Paul Stevens.


Pages: 311
Publisher: Eerdmans
Published: 1999
ISBN-10: 0802838618
ISBN-13: 9780802838612

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