CPH is pleased to introduce the latest volume in the Concordia Commentary series: Romans 9–16 by Michael Middendorf. This volume is a welcome conclusion to his, and our, continued journey through Paul’s Epistle to the Romans. In his analysis of this much-neglected second half of Paul’s Epistle, Middendorf continues to expound on Paul’s theme: “The righteous person will live from faith.” Like any aspect of reality, faith is a multifaceted concept that must be viewed from various angles. Middendorf discusses the essential content of faith, which includes both confessing “Jesus is Lord” as well as believing that God raised him from the dead. Just as Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection are part of the same action, so are a Christian’s confession and belief. In the following excerpt, Middendorf discusses how confession and belief relate to one another as the essential content of faith. [Read more…] about Excerpt from Concordia Commentary: Romans 9-16
CPH is proud to announce the release of Concordia Commentary: Romans 9–16 by Dr. Michael Middendorf! As does Middendorf’s commentary on Romans 1–8, this commentary provides a clear exposition of the Law and Gospel theology in Paul’s most comprehensive epistle, delivering beneficial insight for preachers and biblical teachers who desire to be faithful to the text.
Check out our recent Q&A with Dr. Middendorf below! [Read more…] about Q&A with Dr. Michael Middendorf, author of Concordia Commentary: Romans
In the Book of Romans, Paul conveys the essence of the Christian faith in a universal manner that has been cherished by believers—and challenged by unbelievers—perhaps more so than any other biblical book.
In Romans 1–8, Paul discloses the righteousness of God and our life in and through our Lord Jesus Christ. But he is only half done! Romans 9–16 continues Paul’s comprehensive exposition of the theme articulated in 1:16–17. We find some of Paul’s richest theology in his analysis of Israel and the church in Romans 9–11. And his appeals for Christian living in chapters 12–15 are supported and strengthened by the theological foundations of the Gospel. Finally, it is not until Romans 14–16 that we receive vital clues for identifying the original audience and for discerning the overall purposes behind his most magnificent treatise.
Michael Middendorf, author of Concordia Commentary: Romans 1-8, has now completed Romans 9-16, which will soon be arriving from the printer and is available to preorder here. You can read what others are saying about this newest volume in the Concordia Commentary Series below. [Read more…] about What Others Are Saying about Concordia Commentary: Romans 9-16
In commemoration of St. Peter and St. Paul today, we are posting an excerpt from Michael Middendorf’s commentary on St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans. Romans 1–8 articulates the meaning of the Greek text of Romans in its original context for the benefit of the church and world today. Though a theologically thorough and high level commentary, it is not overly technical and is accessible for lay readers as well as pastors and scholars. Middendorf’s commentary provides insights that will enhance the understanding and effectiveness of those who have the privilege of proclaiming Paul’s most famous letter.