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The Epistle to the Romans by Douglas Moo

Douglas Moo's work on the Epistle to the Romans is part of The New International Commentary on the New Testament. Prepared by some of the world's leading scholars, the series provides an exposition of the New Testament books that is thorough and fully abreast of modern scholarship yet faithful to the Scriptures as the infallible Word of God.

In every way, Moo's commentary on Romans is the best one can find today. Conservative without being anti-intellectual. Exhaustive without being pedantic. It took over a decade for this commentary to see the light of day, and we should all be thankful it did.

Moo's arguments in Romans 6-8 are cogent, thorough, and brilliant. His understanding of "flesh" in Pauline theology ought to be sent straight to the translation committee of EVERY NT translation board that has ever said (wrongly) "sarx" should be translated "sinful nature." (The NIV, anyone?)

Even on the rare occasion one ends up disagreeing with Moo's exegesis, you will understand how and why he said what he did. And, IMHO, that is the mark of a well-written commentary. He lets the text speak to him before he speaks to us. And I cannot give higher praise to a commentator than that.