BIB 3129 Romans


BIB 3129 Romans

Course Description

Paul is the greatest theologian in Christian history, and Romans is his magnus opum. God chose Paul as the man best equipped to interpret and expound the theological implications of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In Romans, he provides the most comprehensive and systematic presentation of the gospel as the centrepiece of his theology. The argument of Romans develops five major doctrines: condemnation, justification, sanctification, election, and consecration.

Course Outcomes

    By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Demonstrate understanding of the background and structure of Romans. Trace and defend Paul’s argument of universal condemnation in Romans 1:1–3:20.
  • Expound Paul’s teaching about the basis, means, result, and scope of justification in Romans 3:21–5:21.
  • Explain how and why the doctrine of justification by faith in Romans 6–8 produces holiness rather than licentiousness.
  • Analyse Paul’s argument regarding the election, rejection, and restoration of Israel in Romans 9–11.
  • Discuss the practical implications of Paul’s gospel as laid out in Romans 12–16.