Commentary on St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans (Classic Reprint) by F. GodetCommentary on St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans (Classic Reprint) by F. Godet

Commentary on St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans (Classic Reprint)

byF. Godet

Paperback | October 7, 2018

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Excerpt from Commentary on St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans

The exposition of such a book is capable of boundless progress. In studying the Epistle to the Romans we feel ourselves at every word face to face with the unfathomable. Our experience is somewhat analogous to what we feel when contemplating the great masterpieces of mediaeval archi tecture, such, for example, as the Cathedral of Milan. We do not know which to admire most, the majesty of the whole or the finish of the details, and every look makes the discovery of some new perfection. And yet the excellence of the book with which we are about to be occupied should by no means discourage the expositor; it is much rather fitted to stimulate him. What book of the New Testament, says Meyer, in his preface to the fifth edition of his commentary, less entitles the expositor to spare his pains than this, the greatest and richest Of all the apostolic works? Only it must not be imagined that to master its meaning nothing more is needed than the philological analysis of the text, or even the theological study Of the contents. The true understanding of this masterpiece of the apostolic mind is reserved for those who approach it with the heart de scribed by Jesus in His Sermon on the Mount, the heart hungering and thirsting after righteousness. For what is the Epistle to the Romans 2 The offer Of the righteousness of God to the man who finds himself stripped by the law, of his own righteousness (i. To understand such a book we must yield ourselves to the current Of the intention under which it was dic tated.

M. De Presseuse has called the great dogmatic works of the Middle Ages the cathedrals of thought. The Epistle to the Romans is the cathedral of the Christian faith.

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Title:Commentary on St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackDimensions:564 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.14 inPublished:October 7, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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