Robert Jewetts 1,000-page commentary on Romans in the Hermeneia series (2008) was a landmark in the interpretation of Pauls most complexand some would say, most importantletter: a new benchmark for the genre (David deSilva); readable and profound (Luise Schottroff); the new authoritative reference work for scholars (Daniel Patte). It has also been the focus of international conferences and conversations ever since its publication.Taking account of those far-reaching conversations, Jewett w brings the best insights of the larger commentary into a more compact and accessible form, ideal for use in college and graduate courses.
Robert Jewett is theologian-in-residence at St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Lincoln, Nebraska. Previously he served as guest professor of New Testament at the University of Heidelberg and professor of New Testament interpretation emeritus at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. He is the author of numerous books, both scholarly and popular, in New Testament studies and American religious and cultural history, including Romans: A Short Commentary (Fortress, 2013), Romans (Hermeneia; Fortress, 2008); Mission and Menace: Four Centuries of American Religious Zeal (Fortress, 2008); The Thessalonian Correspondence (Foundations and Facets; Fortress, 1986); Paul the Apostle to America: Cultural Trends and Pauline Scholarship (1994); St. Paul at the Movies: The Apostle's Dialogue with American Culture (1993); and St. Paul Returns to the Movies: Triumph Over Shame (1998).