Classic commentaries on Romans

I could look on google, but asking here is much better for my purposes.

What are the classic commentaries on Romans?

This from day one to December 24, 2014!

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Just how “classic” do you want to get?

How about Commentaries on Romans (Commentarii in Romanos) by Origen of Alexandria (244 AD)? Do you read Greek? Oops, only Latin translations survive. Do you read Latin? (or German: Romerbriefkommentar).

Just kidding. You can get it in English.

It’s five books (more than 400 pages).

Or, you could always read Martin Luther’s version of the same title (but with a very different theological outlook on justification).

I have that one and I am reading Dr.Scheck translation.


Thomas Aquinas’s commentary is very good, as you would expect.

You can buy a hardcover bilingual copy here.

And of course also look at the Homilies of St. John Chrysostom.


I forgot about St. Thomas.

St. John Chrysostom, I would never of thought of him.


I can’t imagine those guys WRITING this stuff. With such primitive writing instruments and crazy “paper.” I cannot imagine how many sheets of, what, papyrus? sheep skins? This ONE commentary is 400+ pages of modern 10-point proportional font typesetting. And Origen alone wrote MANY such commentaries. It is staggering to imagine!


I think that many authors might have had a lot of help.

St. Jerome had holy ladies helping him. They were scribes.

St. Paul and perhaps St. Peter had secretaries or scribes.

And, we know for a fact that God worked through all of the sacred writers.


I agree with you!!!

I have trouble writing for this little amount.

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