So here are the commentaries I have been reading in preparation for the Romans sermon series I am about to beginning.
New Interpreter’s Bible Commentary – N.T. Wright
Word Biblical Commentary – James B.G. Dunn
New International Commentary on the New Testament – John Murray
Cornerstone Biblical Commentary – Roger Mohrlang
New Testament Commentary – William Hendriksen
Baker Exegetical Commentary – Thomas R. Schreiner
Romans – James Montgomery Boice
I hope this will give me a balanced view of the New Perspective and the Reformed Perspective of Romans. Too many are being far too dogmatic about Romans. Some are rejecting everything from the Reformed Perspective. Some refuse to listen to anything from the New Perspective. The truth has nothing to fear from investigation. Such dogmatism and “closed-mindedness” comes from a fear that our beliefs are wrong and we will be found needing to change.
If I can find the Pillar New Testament Commentary for an affordable price, I will grab it too.
Now, I wonder how many preachers read this much stuff before starting a lesson series. I think I have a disease.