In preparation for his volume on Romans in the New International Greek Testament Commentary, Longenecker has provided students of Paul's most influential epistle a prolegomena and guide to the most critical issues Romans poses for modern interpreters. In doing so Longenecker clearly and precisely shapes the questions his upcoming commentary will address.
To this end, Introducing Romans: Critical Concerns in Paul's Most Famous Letter provides a comprehensive look at the complex backdrop of Paul's letter and carefully defines a number of critical issues, including:
Authorship, integrity, occasion, date, addressees, and purpose
Important recent interpretive approaches
Greco-Roman oral, rhetorical, and epistolary conventions
Jewish and Jewish Christian thematic and rhetorical features