Richard N. Longenecker (1930-2021) was a distinguished New Testament scholar who taught for many years at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto. He was the author of numerous books, including Paul, Apostle of Liberty; The Christology of Early Jewish Christianity; New Testament Social Ethics for Today; Introducing Romans: Critical Issues in Paul's Most Famous Letter, and the New International Greek Testament Commentary volume on Romans.
"Longenecker addresses here the major questions about this
intriguing letter, setting out his own views cogently and clearly,
with fairness and respect for those with whom he disagrees, and
drawing upon decades of research and reflection. Reasonable, clear,
well-informed, and instructive in every chapter, this extensive
introduction to Romans deserves a place in any scholarly collection
on Paul's most-discussed letter."
-- Larry Hurtado
University of Edinburgh
"A veteran interpreter of Paul here takes on issues -- some
perennial, some of more recent focus -- important for understanding
Paul's weightiest letter. Students will find this to be an informed
introduction to a host of crucial subjects; as a handy reference
work, the book merits a place on the shelves of scholars as well.
Warmly commended for both!"
-- Stephen Westerholm
McMaster University "This extended introduction to Romans is in effect the first installment of Dick Longenecker's forthcoming major commentary on the epistle, and publishing it separately has enabled him to deal more comprehensively with the issues than in any existing commentary. . . . I warmly commend it and look forward eagerly to the publication of the commentary whose harbinger it is."
-- I. Howard Marshall
University of Aberdeen