This is a brilliant sentence from Timothy G. Gombis on the ability of the gospel to be powerful in new context after new context (from The Drama of Ephesians, p. 18):
“The gospel is robust enough to speak afresh to locations in every time and place, and God’s Spirit is powerful to invade and redeem every location to claim every place for the glory of his name.”
the whole book is brilliant!
Very true! I wanted to finish before classes started so I could write my review. I didn’t make it, but I should be able to finish it soon.
How would you describe this commentary, as far as format and style? I’m getting the impression from you that it’s not your typical “critical” commentary. Would you say that it is more in the tradition of “theological exegesis; maybe something like Barth’s Roman’s Commentary?
@Bobby: It would be more like Barth, but not the same. I have Barth’s commentary on Romans and he goes through the entire book, part by part, like your average commentary. Gombis’ book is more of a “big picture” overview highlighting key themes, but in the spirit of the theological exegetical approach.
Thanks, Brian. I’ll have to check this out someday.
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