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Tom Holland’s Latest Book! Hope for the Nations.


Among the twenty-seven books that make up the New Testament, ‘The Epistle to the Romans’ is often referred to as the “most important theological legacy” for its explanation and defence of the gospel of salvation through Jesus Christ. However, as Dr. Tom Holland proves in his compelling new book, scholarly interpretation of the volume has been fraught with misconceptions.

In ‘Hope for the Nations: Paul’s Letter to the Romans (A Corporate Reading)’ Dr. Holland attempts to correct these points of confusion and, in the process, challenge every level of readers’ Biblical beliefs.

In this vigorously argued commentary Holland has produced a clearer and simpler reworking of his earlier scholarly work ‘The Divine Marriage’ to engage with the less expert audience. In this highly readable analysis, Tom Holland asks the reader to rethink familiar passages in Paul’s Letter to the Romans in fresh ways. He corrects many widespread misunderstandings of Paul which have obscured the powerful message of the Biblical text, and his argument for a corporate reading permits the Reformer’s forensic sense of justification to be maintained even in the light of the covenantal context of the New Perspective on Paul.

 Tom Holland’s Hope for the Nations is both truly biblical and thoroughly theological. Church leaders, scholars and students alike will find their views on the well-known text challenged and transformed.

“There was a very fine line to be drawn with this book and its analysis,” explains Dr. Holland. “I needed to make my arguments rest on unshakable evidence, while remaining true to the inerrancy and the infallibility of Romans being the very Word of God. See it as a work that is both scholarly and confessional.”

Continuing, “It’s my hope that this becomes a seminal title in all fields of religion and theology, even though there are still dozens of questions we cannot answer.”

Critics have praised the author’s diligent efforts. Anthony C. Thiselton, Professor of Christian Theology and the University of Nottingham comments, “Tom Holland always remains alert to the influence and relevance of the Old Testament and emphasizes the impact of Paul’s thought upon the church as a community as well as on the individual as part of that community…a very salient and practical commentary.”

Blanchard Professor of New Testament, Douglas Moo, adds, “The commentary digs deeply into current scholarship on the Old Testament roots of Paul’s teaching, yet presents its conclusions in accessible language.”

‘Tom’s commentary invites readers to break away from fixed ideas and journey to new place. It is informed, scholarly, rich in exegetical insights, yet easy to understand. I highly recommend it…’ Lawson Murray, President of Scripture Union Canada

‘Hope for the Nations: Paul’s Letter to the Romans (A Corporate Reading)’, from Apostolos Publishing, will be released on 3rd August 2015. Copies can currently be pre-ordered directly from the publisher: http://www.apostolos-publishing.com


ISBN: 978-1-910942-00-0 (Paperback, 462 pages perfect bound – RRP £19.99)

ISBN: 978-1-910942-01-7 (ebook – RRP £9.99)

Ebook available from all good ebook retailers from 1st September

Tyndale Conference

Tyndale Conference 2015
Tyndale Conference 2015

I had a most worthwhile time at the Tyndale Conference last week in the delightful setting of Selwyn College.

I presented a paper which explored how St Paul understood the law of  Israel and how it impacts the church. This is a very thorny issue, and I was bringing an understanding that has not been previously considered, so I was anxious to see how some top world class theologians would react. I am glad to say that it was very positive.

I will continue to develop this theme for inclusion into a book I hope to publish early next year called SQUARING THE CIRCLE.

God bless


Tom Holland to Speak at Tyndale

Tom Holland at Tyndale Fellowship
Tom Holland at Tyndale Fellowship

Dr Tom Holland will be giving a lecture at the Tyndale Conference in Cambridge at Tyndale House Selwyn Gardens on Wednesday 8th July 2015 at 4.30pm. The title is: “The Missing Husband and the Law of God, Recovering a Key Paradigm’

You may book your place for the conference here.

Thank you.