Update on commentary – Romans: The Divine Marriage

Having had so many people emailing me to ask when the commentary would be out, I felt it would be good to reward such patience with an insight as to the sort of issues that I am raising. I am making available a short excursus (PDF file, 347Kb) from the commentary. It is an example of what happens when we recognise the Jewish origins of the church and her teaching and try to work through the implications of this well recognised fact.

The final draft of Romans: The Divine Marriage is about to go to the publishers, Wipf and Stock, who expect to publish about Easter 2011. Please address all enquiries concerning publication date to them.

If you find the excursus on sin helpful, please let others know of its availability.

Thank you,

Tom Holland

1 thought on “Update on commentary – Romans: The Divine Marriage

  1. Wondering on the status of your new commentary on Romans. I read the sample you provided and enjoyed it very much. As one who already sees and reads Paul through a Hebraic and corporate lens, it presented much of what I already understood as well as made me think about some other ideas. I really enjoyed your other book Contours too. Not sure why Christendom can’t see how Paul thinks and writes via corporate themes.

    On a side note, wonder if you have ever considered Paul’s entire understanding of the Resurrection as a corporate one too? In particular Israel’s resurrection. Thus 1 Cor 15 is about the corporate “body” of Israel being raised (notice Paul uses present passives all through the text) then in the first century. His reference to “the dead” throughout 1 Cor 15 is a reference to OC Israel (corporate body), thus Paul’s distinction between “the dead” and those that “sleep”.

    Anyway, getting off topic. If you wish to investigate this understanding see Max King’s “The Parousia of Chirst”.

    Back on topic, is your new book coming out soon? You suggest by Easter 2011. Really looking forward to it.

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