Preaching Romans: Four Perspectives

Preaching Romans: Four Perspectives[Epub] ❧ Preaching Romans: Four Perspectives ➛ Scot McKnight – Heartforum.co.uk First rate scholars and preachers on four interpretive approaches to Paul and RomansPauline scholarship is a minefield of differing schools of thought Those who teach or preach on Paul can quickly get First rate scholars and preachers on four interpretive approaches to Paul and RomansPauline scholarship is a minefield of differing schools of thought Those who teach or preach on Paul can quickly get lost in the weeds of the various perspectives How, then, can pastors today best preach Paul s message Scot McKnight and Joseph B Modica have assembled this stellar one stop guide exploring four major interpretive perspectives on the apostle Paul Reformational, New, Preaching Romans: MOBI :Ä Apocalyptic, and Participationist First elucidated by a scholarly essay, each perspective is then illuminated by three sermons expositing various passages from Paul s magisterial letter to the RomansComing from such leading figures as Richard Hays, James Dunn, Fleming Rutledge, and Tom Schreiner, these essays and sermons splendidly demonstrate how each perspective on Paul brings valuable insights for preaching on Romans Table of Contents IntroductionInterpretive Perspectives on the Apostle Paul Romans and the Lutheran Paul Stephen Westerholm Romans and the New Perspective Scot McKnight Romans and the Apocalyptic Reading of Paul Douglas A Campbell Romans and the Participationist Perspective Michael J GormanPreaching Romans Sermons Reformational Perspective Romans as Ecclesial Theology Building Multiethnic Missional Churches Michael F Bird God Justifies the Ungodly RomansThomas R Schreiner The Transforming Reality of Justification by Faith RomansCarl R Trueman New Perspective The Balance of Already Not Yet RomansJames D G Dunn This Changes Everything RomansTara Beth Leach Pass the Peace by Faith Romans , Scot McKnight Apocalyptic Perspective Immortal Combat RomansandJason Micheli In Celebration of Full Communion RomansFleming Rutledge Old Adam, New Adam Old World, New World Old You, New You RomansWilliam H Willimon Participationist Perspective Death Becomes Her RomansTimothy G Gombis Made New by One Man s Obedience RomansRichard B Hays Breathing Well RomansSuzanne Watts HendersonConclusion Implications Joseph B Modica.

Scot McKnight is a recognized authority on the New Testament, early Christianity, and the historical Jesus McKnight, author or editor of forty books, is the Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard, IL Dr McKnight has given interviews on radios across the nation, has appeared on television, and is regularly speaks at local churches, conferences, colleges, and seminaries in the USA and abroad Dr McKnight obtained his PhD at the University of Preaching Romans: MOBI :Ä Nottingham .

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    Import EPUB to the Program Import EPUB each perspective is then illuminated by three sermons expositing various passages from Paul s magisterial letter to the RomansComing from such leading figures as Richard Hays, James Dunn, Fleming Rutledge, and Tom Schreiner, these essays and sermons splendidly demonstrate how each perspective on Paul brings valuable insights for preaching on Romans Table of Contents IntroductionInterpretive Perspectives on the Apostle Paul Romans and the Lutheran Paul Stephen Westerholm Romans and the New Perspective Scot McKnight Romans and the Apocalyptic Reading of Paul Douglas A Campbell Romans and the Participationist Perspective Michael J GormanPreaching Romans Sermons Reformational Perspective Romans as Ecclesial Theology Building Multiethnic Missional Churches Michael F Bird God Justifies the Ungodly RomansThomas R Schreiner The Transforming Reality of Justification by Faith RomansCarl R Trueman New Perspective The Balance of Already Not Yet RomansJames D G Dunn This Changes Everything RomansTara Beth Leach Pass the Peace by Faith Romans , Scot McKnight Apocalyptic Perspective Immortal Combat RomansandJason Micheli In Celebration of Full Communion RomansFleming Rutledge Old Adam, New Adam Old World, New World Old You, New You RomansWilliam H Willimon Participationist Perspective Death Becomes Her RomansTimothy G Gombis Made New by One Man s Obedience RomansRichard B Hays Breathing Well RomansSuzanne Watts HendersonConclusion Implications Joseph B Modica."/>
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  • Preaching Romans: Four Perspectives
  • Scot McKnight
  • 12 March 2019
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10 thoughts on “Preaching Romans: Four Perspectives

  1. Robert D. Cornwall says:

    Paul is an intriguing person He is loved and hated within the Christian community He s often accused of messing up what Jesus began, even if the earliest Christian writings come from Paul I find myself somewhat ambivalent about Paul I like a lot of what I read, but he does say things that cause me head aches and heart aches Yet, his letters form a significant portion of the New Testament and as a preacher who seeks to root his preaching in Scripture I have to attend to Paul That includes t Paul is an intriguing person He is loved and hated within the Christian community He s often accused of messing up what Jesus began, even if the earliest Christian writings come from Paul I find myself somewhat ambivalent about Paul I like a lot of what I read, but he does say things that cause me head aches and heart aches Yet, his letters form a significant portion of the New Testament and as a preacher who seeks to root his preaching in Scripture I have to attend to Paul That includes the good, the bad, and the ugly.In recent years Paul has undergone significant re evaluation There are these new perspectives on Paul that have emerged since I was in college and seminary I ve read some but not in depth on these new approaches I like a lot of what I read, and I feel as if Paul has been increasingly freed from the strictures imposed by older perspectives that assume that the core message is justification by faith We re discovering that Paul is a lotcomplex than we previously thought That makes for better preaching at least that would seem to be true in my estimation.This particular book edited by Scot McKnight and Joseph Modica addresses the concerns of the preacher who comes to Paul s letter to the Romans What we learn here, of course, can be applied elsewhere The editors note that the interpretation of the Letter to the Romans in particular is contested to such an extent that many pastors have become afraid to preach through Romans p xi I did a quick glance, and for those of us who are lectionary preachers, Romans does figure prominently in Year A The book is composed of two parts Part One invites us to consider four perspectives on Paul Part Two offers a set of sermons illustrating each of the four perspectives If I have one major criticism of the project, which I like, is that with two exceptions all of the contributors are male, and as far as I can tell all are white A bitdiversity would have been appreciated In Part One, we re offered four perspectives on Romans, beginning with Stephen Westerholm s Romans and the Lutheran Paul This is our traditional Reformation version that focuses on human sin, atonement, and justification by grace through faith as the core message of Paul If you re my age, you ve heard this message preached in a Protestant church This is sort of the baseline for the conversation The other three perspectives offer alternatives, all of which I foundappealing As noted in the concluding chapter, all three of these alternatives are in some way rooted in the changing dynamics of our understanding of Paul s relationship to Judaism, especially as laid out by E.P Sanders The New Perspective, which is described by Scot McKnight, is often linked to people like James D.G Dunn and N.T Wright, builds off of Sanders In this perspective Judaism is defined by covenant and thus is not a works based religion Thus, Paul is not focused on over throwing Jewish works, but rather on creating a new community in Christ There is muchhere, but the key is a move toward a new understanding of the relationship to Judaism I like what I see, but were not finished.The next chapter, by Douglas Campbell, takes us further, by positing an apocalyptic reading of Paul I found this chapter most intriguing because I ve become convinced, largely through reading 1 Corinthians, that Paul has a deeply apocalyptic eschatological vision The key here is that Jesus is the criterion of truth He offers a lens through which to read reality Finally, there is the Participationist model, as described by Michael Gorman Gorman offers this perspective not as an alternative to the other three, but as a complement, suggesting that the key to Paul is found in the prepositions used regarding Jesus That is we need to look at how Paul speaks of being in Christ and with Christ Such is the key to understanding and preaching With these perspectives laid out for us in muchdetail that I can here , we turn to Part Two, where we find four sets of sermons, each illustrating the perspectives previously introduced Personally, I found the sermons in the apocalyptic section most interesting The first set, illustrating the Lutheran Paul was very traditional and doctrinal in nature The other three sets arerelational, even when they are rather doctrinal This is a helpful book for those who take up Romans in their preaching For lectionary preachers RCL , that s Year A So, if you re planning on preaching Romans during Year A, this is a good book to have What is also helpful is to have in one place four primary perspectives detailed Joseph Modica, in his closing chapter, notes that therethan four perspectives, but these are the most common Again, he notes that the three newer perspectives all work off E.P Sanders work on the relationship of Paul and Judaism Re imagining that relationship is very important to our understanding of Paul, but also of the way preach in general Over all, this a helpful book that I can heartily recommend I only wish, as stated above, the contributors werediverse I know that Scot McKnight is strongly supportive of inclusion of women and persons of color in these kinds of conversations, which is why I m a bit disappointed Perhaps the next volume of similar essays will bediverse in participation as we participate in Christ

  2. Dick Wiedenheft says:

    As an expository preacher for whom biblical studies is somewhat of a hobby, I purchased Preaching Romans to familiarize myself with the latest scholarly perspectives on Paul s writings Each of the four major perspectives reformational, new, apocalyptic, participationist is succinctly explained in an essay by a leading scholar Each essay then provides an overview reading of Romans from that perspective Following the essays, three sample sermons are offered for each perspective, illustrating As an expository preacher for whom biblical studies is somewhat of a hobby, I purchased Preaching Romans to familiarize myself with the latest scholarly perspectives on Paul s writings Each of the four major perspectives reformational, new, apocalyptic, participationist is succinctly explained in an essay by a leading scholar Each essay then provides an overview reading of Romans from that perspective Following the essays, three sample sermons are offered for each perspective, illustrating how one might preach from that perspective This format allows readers to easily navigate to the material that most interests them The purpose of this book isto explain and demonstrate than to persuade Unlike a lot of four views on books, the essays don t focus on critiquing the other perspectives or marshaling arguments as to why their view is superior to the others The authors also do not follow up with responses or rebuttals to one another s arguments This book helped me to understand each perspective fairly quickly, though some essays wereclearly written than others For those interested in digging deeper, additional readings are also provided Those already familiar with the arguments and currents of Pauline scholarship will probably not glean much from this volume, and those just looking for ideas to improve their next sermon series on Romans may beconfused than helped However, if you want to be challenged to look at Romans in ways you have not considered before, you may find this book to be a stimulating and provocative read

  3. Chris Wermeskerch says:

    A helpful introduction for some to four perspectives on Paul Reformed, New Perspective, Apocalyptic, and Participationist More valuable is the sermons in the back given from preachers who hold the four perspectives, showing how someone from each would preach Romans through their unique view points.

  4. Paul Womack says:

    Four essays are provided on various theological perspectives on the interpretation of Romans For those who appreciate helpful summaries of theological systems, the essays are hekpful Sermons provided on each perspective varied in appeal the best, in my opinion, by those who preach a lot and address particular congregations.

  5. Terence says:

    The first few chapters went over my head.

  6. Jon Anderson says:

    Read in preparation for teaching the Epistle to the Romans in Sunday School class

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