John Calvin’s Commentary on Romans

John CalvinThis is the 1849 edition of John Calvin’s Commentary on Paul’s letter to the Romans, published by the Calvin Translation Society, translated by the Rev. John Owen. I need to be careful to distinguish it from more recent translations, which may still be in copyright.

My thanks to Book Aid for providing a copy of this book for digitisation. This title is in the public domain.

John Calvin, Translated edited by Rev John Owen, Commentaries on the Epistle of Paul to the Romans. Edinburgh: Calvin Translation Society, 1849. Hbk. pp.592. [Click to visit the download page]

Table of Contents

  • Translator’s Preface
  • Commentary
  • Indices

The Argument

With regard to the excellency of this Epistle, I know not whether it would be well for me to dwell long on the subject; for I fear, lest through my recommendations falling far short of what they ought to be, I should do nothing but obscure its merits: besides, the Epistle itself, at its very beginning, explains itself in a much better way than can be done by any words which I can use. It will then be better for me to pass on to the Argument, or the contents of the Epistle; and it will hence appear beyond all controversy, that besides other excellencies, and those remarkable, this can with truth be said of it, and it is what can never be sufficiently appreciated – that when any one gains a knowledge of this Epistle, he has an entrance opened to him to all the most hidden treasures of Scripture….

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Latest Issue of Caribbean Journal of Evangelical Theology available

Evangelical Association of the Caribbean

BiblicalStudies.org.uk serves as the on-line home for the Caribbean Journal of Evangelical Theology. CJET is the academic journal of Caribbean Evangelical Theological Association, Jamaica Theological Seminary and Caribbean Graduate School of Theology. I am very pleased to announce that Volume 16 (2017) is now available for here for free download in PDF.

Vol. 16 (2017) Table of Contents

Julie-Ann Dowding, “1 Corinthians 6: 9-11 As A Caribbean Response To The Homosexual Agenda,” Caribbean Journal of Evangelical Theology 16 (2016): 1-26.

Zifus James, “The Reception of the Sermon on The Mount in a Caribbean Context: Matthew 5:4,” Caribbean Journal of Evangelical Theology 16 (2016): 29-51.

Teddy Jones, “A Caribbean Theology of the Environment (Part 2),” Caribbean Journal of Evangelical Theology 16 (2016): 52-80.

Paul Hemmings, “The Relevance of Systematic Theology For Ministry in the Caribbean,” Caribbean Journal of Evangelical Theology 16 (2016): 81-98.

Dionne Lindo-Witter, “Book Review: Biblical Exegesis In The Apostolic Period (Richard N Longenecker),” Caribbean Journal of Evangelical Theology 16 (2016): 99-104.

Andre Scarlett, “A Theodicy Concerning Caribbean Slavery: Towards A Theology Of Black Identity (Part 1),” Caribbean Journal of Evangelical Theology 16 (2016): 105-131.

Delano V. Palmer, “Romans 7 Once Again,” Caribbean Journal of Evangelical Theology 16 (2016): 132-164.

Click here to visit the volume 16 download page and explore the contents of the earlier volumes.

Expositor Series Six and James Denney on Romans

The entire sixth series of the journal The Expositor (1900-1905) is now available in PDF here. These 440+ articles bring the total hosted on Theology on the Web to over 23,000. As with the earlier series’, there are some hard to find articles by Sir William Ramsay, James Orr and James Denney. A friend recently gave me the two volumes of the Expositor’s Greek New Testament, so I have also uploaded James Denney’s Commentary on Romans, which I think is the best contribution to these volumes. You can download the PDF here.