The Mystery of Romans: The Jewish Context of Paul's Letter. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 1996

Presuppositions guide interpretation. Readers of Romans have presumed that the Christians whom Paul addressed were not meeting with the Jews in the synagogues of that city. It is a presumption difficult to detect and seemingly innocuous. Nanos rejects it. The result is a different reading of Romans and a changed understanding of Paul's relationship to the Law.