A Bible Scholar’s Guide to Preaching: Theological Resources (Gupta)

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I have already offered my suggested exegetical resources (including exegetical commentaries)

Here I want to pass on my favorite theological resources to move from biblical text to theology and application

Commentaries

There are many good commentaries that delve into the theological dynamics of the text. Here are some worthwhile series.

BNTC (Black’s) This series balances exegetical study with theological examination

Two Horizons This unique series offers theologically-sensitive exposition, and then also thematic analysis

NTL (New Testament Library) Similar to BNTC

I would also commend reception-oriented series like IVP’s Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture series and the Reformation Commentary on Scripture.

There are a few series written by theologians, not biblical scholars, but they tend to be hit-or-miss (e.g., Brazos, Belief).

Moving into the territory of “application” there are several options.

Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary This series boasts beautiful designs, numerous images and sidebars, great scholars, and a…

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Book Review: Douglas J. Moo, Romans. Second Edition (NICNT)

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Moo, Douglas J. Romans. Second Edition. NICNT; Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2018. clvi+1027 pp.; Hb.; $80.00. Link to Eerdmans   

Douglas Moo’s 1996 commentary on Romans quickly became a standard reference on Paul’s longest and most important letter. Pauline studies have blossomed in the last twenty years since the first edition was published. Many important monographs and commentaries on Romans have appeared as well as several important Pauline theologies. Many important responses to the New Perspective on Paul were published, such as the two volume Justification and Variegated Nomism (Baker, 2004). Some of these nuanced and expanded Sanders others sought a return to the traditional view of Paul and Judaism. N. T. Wright’s Justification generated various responses, culminating in Wrights massive Paul and the Faithfulness of God (Fortress, 2013) and a collection of essays in response to Wright, God and the Faithfulness of Paul (Fortress, 2017). Since…

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