A nontechnical abridgment of Cranfield's highly acclaimed two-volume commentary on Romans in the International Critical Commentary series. Following a brief introduction, Cranfield provides section-by-section and verse-by-verse commentary on Romans, based on his own translation.
Professor Charles Cranfield takes a fresh look at some important questions currently in debate. Several of these essays are previously unpublished.Subjects include, for example, what Paul meant by "the works of law;" whether his meaning in the words "pistis Christou" was "faith in Christ" or "Christ's faith;" whether the old Testament law has a continuing place in the life of the Christian church. In "Sanctification as Freedom," the author attempts to draw out the significance of the apostle's affirmation that the law of the Spirit has freed the believer from the law of sin and of death.Cranfield does not lose sight of the relevance of theology, and of New Testament studies in particular, to the life of the Church and of the Christian individual today.
Written in the belief that it is important for Christians to love God with the mind as well as the heart, soul and strength, this book clearly and concisely explains the Apostle's Creed for anyone who wishes a fuller understanding of what Christians believe. The Apostle's Creed dates from the very early times of the Church. Legend has it that the Apostles wrote this creed on the tenth day after Christ's ascension into heaven. That is not the case, though the name stuck. After briefly describing the historical origins and present day importance of the Creed, C.E.B. Cransfield discusses each line in language that is precise, straightforward and simple, yet not condescending. He draws heavily on Scripture to explain the Creed and stresses the importance of faith being both individual and collective, continually showing how this ancient Creed's affirmation relate in practical ways to life in today's world.