This commentary on Romans, part of an international Catholic series of New Testament commentaries, will take its place among the great Römerbrief expositions this century has seen (eg., Karl Barth, C. E. B. Cranfield, Joseph A. Fitzmyer, Ernst Käsemann
, Otto Kuss, Heinrich Schlier, Ulrich Wilckens).
As a former student of Käsemann
and a current member of organisations such as Amnesty International
and the Council for Civil Liberties I
agree with the following reflection.
The author is Professor of New Testament and Director of the Institute of Early Christian Studies at the German University of Göttingen
, where other great theologians such as Walter Bauer and Ernst Käsemann
taught and inspired generations of students.