Commentary on Romans by Handley Moule

Handley Carr Glyn Moule [1841-1920], The Epistle to the Romans

Handley Moule’s Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans is still regarded as being of value to preachers. My thanks to Book Aid for providing a copy of this public domain book for digitisation.

Handley Carr Glyn Moule [1841-1920], The Epistle to the Romans. London: Pickering & Inglis Ltd., n.d. Hbk. pp.437. [Click to visit the download page]

Table of Contents

  1. Time, Place and Occasion
  2. The Writer and His Readers (Romans 1. 1-7)
  3. Good Report of the Roman Church: Paul Not Ashamed of the Gospel (Romans 1. 8-17)
  4. Need for the Gospel: God’s Anger and Man’s Sin (Romans 1. 18-23)
  5. Man Given up to his own Way: The Heathen (Romans 1. 24-32)
  6. Human Guilt Universal: He Approaches the Conscience of the Jew (Romans 2. 1-17)
  7. Jewish Responsibility and Guilt (Romans 2. 17-29)
  8. Jewish Claims: No Hope in Human Merit (Romans 3. 1-20)
  9. The One Way of Divine Acceptance (Romans 3. 21-31)
    Detached Note
  10. Abraham and David (Romans 4. 1-12)
    Detached Note
  11. Abraham (2) (Romans 4. 13-25)
  12. Peace, Love, and Joy for the Justified (Romans 5. 1-11)
    Detached Notes
  13. Christ and Adam (Romans 5. 12-21)
  14. Justification and Holiness (Romans 6. 1-13)
  15. Justification and Holiness: Illustrations from Human Life (Romans 6. 14—7. 6)
  16. The Function of the Law in the Spiritual Life (Romans 7. 7-25)
  17. The Justified: Their Life by the Holy Spirit (Romans 8. 1-11)
  18. Holiness by the Spirit, and the Glories that Shall Follow (Romans 8. 12-25)
  19. The Spirit of Prayer in the Saints: Their Present and Eternal Welfare in the Love of God (Romans 8. 26-39)
  20. The Sorrowful Problem: Jewish Unbelief: Divine Sovereignty (Romans 9. 1-33)
    Detached Note
  21. Jewish Unbelief and Gentile Faith: Prophecy (Romans 10. 1-21)
  22. Israel However Not Forsaken (Romans 11. 1-10)
  23. Israel’s Fall Overruled, for the World’s Blessing, and for Israel’s Mercy (Romans 11. 11-24)
  24. The Restoration of Israel Directly Foretold: All is of and for God (Romans 11. 25-36)
  25. Christian Conduct the Issue of Christian Truth (Romans 12. 1-8)
  26. Christian Duty: Details of Personal Conduct (Romans 12. 8-21)
  27. Christian Duty; in Civil Life and Otherwise: Love (Romans 13. 1-10)
  28. Christian Duty in the Light of the Lord’s Return and in the Power of His Presence (Romans 13. 11-14)
  29. Christian Duty: Mutual Tenderness and Tolerance: The Sacredness of Example (Romans 14.1-23)
  30. The Same Subject: The Lord’s Example: His Relation to Us all (Romans 15. 1-13)
  31. Roman Christianity: St. Paul’s Commission: His Intended Itinerary: He Asks for Prayer (Romans 15. 14-33)
  32. A Commendation: Greetings: A Warning: A Doxology (Romans 16. 1-27)

Preface

He who attempts to expound the Epistle to the Romans, when his sacred task is over, is little disposed to speak about his Commentary; he is occupied rather with an ever deeper reverence and wonder over the Text which he has been permitted to handle, a Text so full of a marvellous man, above all so full of GOD.

But it seems needful to say a few words about the style of the running Translation of the Epistle which will be found interwoven with this Exposition. The writer is aware that the translation is often rough and formless. His apology is that it has been done with a view not to a connected reading but to the explanation of details. A rough piece of rendering, which would be a misrepresentation in a continuous version, because it would be out of scale with the general style, seems to be another matter when it only calls the reader’s attention to a particular point presented for study at the moment.

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