Few writings in the history of the world have had the impact that Paul’s Epistle to the Romans has had in the past centuries. Prof. N.T. Wright, renowned biblical scholar and historian, will walk you through Paul’s Letter to the Romans. The course shines a bright spotlight on one of the most wonderful and challenging books in the New Testament. The powerful realities Paul expresses in his Epistle to the Romans have challenged men and women for nearly 2,000 years. People like St. Augustine, Martin Luther, John Calvin, and John Wesley were profoundly changed by embracing the essential elements found in this magnificent letter. Dig deep into the New Testament through studying this amazing and pivotal work from the pen of the Apostle Paul through detailed explanation with Prof. N.T. Wright.
This course is Part Three of a three-part course covering the whole of Paul and His Letter to the Romans. This course, Romans: Part Three, is designed to take around ten weeks to complete and stands firmly on the platform Paul has made in Romans 1-8 and connects the ides of the mercies of God discussed in chapters 9-11.
Discover why the section of this Epistle in Romans 12-16 is every bit as vital as what has gone before. You will appreciate how this resounding conclusion is not merely an ethical application with rules for how to behave. Rather, what God has done in the Gospel is to construct a new community.
In this section you will explore questions such as:
- What does it mean to live as the faithful people of God who are ‘doing and being‘ the Gospel in the world?
- In what ways is the Christian more than getting your life in order? How can ‘a living sacrifice’ be an appeal to give your whole self to God in worship?
- Is Paul saying to just do what the government tells you to do in Romans 13?
- How can we live in light of the fact that in Jesus, God’s new world has broken in to the present age?
- Why are both unity and holiness vital for the church today?
- What is going on in the list of greetings in the final chapter?
The textbook is Prof. Wright’s commentary on Romans in the Paul for Everyone series published by John Knox Press in the U.S. and SPCK in the UK.
The structure of the course includes:
- Lectures by Prof. Wright
- Quizzes to assess comprehension
- Student discussions
- Interaction with Prof. David Seemuth, your co-instructor for the course
- Textbook readings
- Interaction with the biblical text itself
If you are interested in a deeper knowledge of a new kind of thinking that leads to unity, holiness, and living worship of the Creator God, then this course is for you. We invite you to enroll!
Who this course is for:
- Any student of the Bible should be interested in this most powerful letter of the New Testament. Paul and His Letter to the Romans provides the basis for so much theology upon which Christians stand that this letter must be studied in depth.
- While this course will contain some rather elaborate explanations, the beginning student interested in the New Testament will still be able to understand much of what Prof. Wright explains.