Reading Romans as Lament
Paul’s Use of Old Testament Lament in His Most Famous Letter
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"Channing Crisler's study on lament opens new windows in the study of Romans. His study is intriguing and filled with exegetical insights, and we can be grateful for this contribution to scholarship."
-- Thomas R. Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation, Associate Dean, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
"Hebrew Bible specialists have been exploring the genre of lament, but such passages figure also in the New Testament. Building on the work of Mark A. Seifrid, Dr. Channing Crisler has offered the first comprehensive analysis of Romans from the point of view of the lament passages that Paul echoes from the Hebrew Bible. Paul's gospel promises God's intervention in righteousness on behalf of those suffering from divine wrath because of sin."
--A. Andrew Das, Professor of Religious Studies, Elmhurst College
"With this compelling study of Paul's letter to the Romans, Channing Crisler helps fill an important gap in New Testament scholarship--the study of how profoundly the prayer of lament shapes the gospel proclamation. Through his probing and thorough exposition, Criswell convincingly demonstrates that the pattern of Old Testament lament is deeply woven into the fabric of Romans."
--Rebekah Eklund, Loyola University Maryland, author of Jesus Wept: The Significance of Jesus' Laments in the New Testament