A penetrating study of practical truths In this commentary on Romans, author Robert Mounce addresses the human penchant for trying to attain righteousness by works. He discusses themes such as: -What happens when humans turn their back on God? -Does God make humans righteous? -Does justification by faith in effect sanction sin? -Is Christianity practical? Mounce's thorough, readable scholarship makes present-day applications of Paul's message apparent. And he deals with the issues important to laypeople in a language not obscured by professional jargon. Robert Mounce, President Emeritus of Whitworth College, is widely known as the author of a number of New Testament commentaries. For the past forty years he has been involved in Bible translation, most recently serving as Assistant New Testament Editor for the English Standard Version.