In the Book of Romans, Paul provides the most comprehensive and systematic presentation of the gospel as the centerpiece of his theology. The argument of Romans develops five major doctrines: condemnation, justification, sanctification, election, and consecration.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Demonstrate an 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 the 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.
- Analyze 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.
- Apply entry-level biblical exegesis to analyse two problematic texts in their immediate, section, and book contexts.