Into the Heart of Romans
N. T. Wright is widely regarded as the most influential commentator and interpreter of Paul, and Paul's letter to the Romans is often thought of as the Gospel in condensed form. And, within Romans, chapter 8 is one of the most spectacular pieces of early Christian writing. It's thrust is clear, but its detailed argument is complex, incorporating the major biblical and theological themes. In this short book, Wright takes a deep dive into Romans 8, showing how it illuminates so much else that God reveals in Scripture: God the Father, Christology, and the Spirit; Jesus' Messiahship, cross, resurrection, and ascension; salvation, redemption, and adoption; suffering and glory; holiness and hope. Wright shows how Romans 8 holds together covenant and apocalyptic and justification and "being in Christ." It illuminates the Gospel from the promises to Abraham through the visions of Revelation.
About the Author
N. T. Wright is the former Bishop of Durham and Senior Research Fellow at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University. He is one of the world’s leading New Testament scholars and the award-winning author of many books, including After You Believe, Surprised by Hope, Simply Christian, Interpreting Paul, and The New Testament in Its World, as well as the series Christian Origins and the Question of God.