Bryan approaches St. Paul's letter to the Romans with a number of aims in view. First, he wants to show which literary type or genre would have been seen by Paul's contemporaries as being exemplified in the letter. He also determines what we can surmise of Paul's attitude and approach to the Jewish bible. The study involves discussion of and comparison with other literature from Paul's time, place and milieu — including other writings attributed to Paul.
Readership: Scholars and students of biblical studies, particularly of the Bible as literature.
Christopher Bryan, Professor of New Testament, School of Theology, University of the South, Sewanee
"highly accessible ... shows a respect for tradition and yet is fresh in its approach." - Journal of Theological Studies, vol.52,no.2