Romans is considered the King of Paul's letters, and arguably the most influential Christian document ever written. It contains the most systematic and comprehensive presentation of Paul's theology. The argument of the book covers five major doctrines: condemnation, justification, sanctification, election, and consecration. In this course, you will study the entire letter to the Romans--verse-by-verse, chapter-by-chapter, section-by-section.
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.
- Lecturer+: Jose de Carvalho