Richard Longenecker

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Richard N. Longenecker is a prominent New Testament scholar. For many years he taught at Wycliffe College in the University of Toronto. He was Distinguished Professor of New Testament at McMaster Divinity College. He is now retired. His education includes B.A. and M.A. degrees from Wheaton College, and a Ph.D. from New College in the University of Edinburgh. He was also honored with a D.D. from Wycliffe College. Longenecker is the author of numerous books and over fifty published articles in scholarly and professional journals. He is completing a major commentary on Paul's Epistle to the Romans, to be published by Eerdmans in the "New International Greek Testament Commentary" series in March, 2016.

In 1994, a Festschrift was published in his honor. Gospel in Paul: Studies on Corinthians, Galatians and Romans for Richard N. Longenecker included contributions from N. T. Wright, James Dunn, and Klyne Snodgrass.


  • Biblical Exegesis in the Apostolic Period
  • Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians in the Word Biblical Commentary, vol. 41
  • The Challenge of Jesus' Parables (McMaster New Testament Series)
  • Into God's Presence: Prayer in the New Testament (McMaster New Testament Series)
  • Patterns of Discipleship in the New Testament (Mcmaster New Testament Studies)
  • Road from Damascus: The Impact of Paul's Conversion on His Life, Thought, and Ministry
  • Contours Of Christology In The New Testament (Mcmaster New Testament Studies)
  • Paul, apostle of liberty (Twin brooks series)
  • Community Formation: In the Early Church and in the Church Today
  • New Wine into Fresh Wineskins: Contextualizing the Early Christian Confessions
  • The ministry and message of Paul (Contemporary evangelical perspectives)
  • The Christology of Early Jewish Christianity

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