NT425 - Pauline Theology and Romans (English Text)
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Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will
A. Know and understand
- Pauline Theology: its major themes and integrating ideas
- Contemporary issues in the study of Paul, especially the ‘new perspective’ on Paul
- The themes and theology of Romans
- Relation of Romans to the other Pauline writings
- The English text of Romans
- The nature and methods of New Testament exegesis
B. Be able to
- Use sources such as biblical and theological dictionaries, commentaries and on-line resources
- Recognise literary form, genre, structure and rhetorical conventions
- Compare and contrast translations
- Evaluate matters relating to authorship, date and purpose
- Utilize the historical, social and cultural contexts
- Assign passages to the literary and canonical contexts
- Establish the meaning of significant words and phrases in the contexts of Romans and Paul’s other writings
- Trace inter-textual references and allusions
- Discuss the main themes, arguments and theological teachings
- Exegete the English text of selected chapters from Romans
- Explain the place of Romans in the development of Paul’s theology
C. Be in a position to
- Exegete the English text of Romans for personal understanding and for use in ministry contexts
- Integrate perspectives from Romans and Paul’s other writings into biblical interpretation and Christian thinking
- Apply the teaching of Romans and Paul’s other writings to situations and issues in contemporary Christianity and society
- Pauline theology: its integrating ideas and its major themes (e.g. Christology, eschatology, ecclesiology, Paul and the law, centrum Paulinum).
- The major issues in contemporary study and the central themes of Romans.
- Exegesis of the English text of eight chapters from Romans 1–11.
Dunn, J. D. G., The Theology of Paul the Apostle (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998).
Dunn, J. D. G. (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to St. Paul (Cambridge: CUP, 2003).
Fitzmyer, J. A., “Pauline Theology” in The New Jerome Biblical Commentary (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1990).
Gorman, M. J., Apostle of the Crucified Lord: A Theological Introduction to Paul and His Letters (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2004).
Westerholm, S., Perspectives Old and New on Paul (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2004).
Becker, J., Paul Apostle to the Gentiles (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 1993).
Fee, G., God’s Empowering Presence (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1994).
Sanders, E. P., Paul and Palestinian Judaism (London: SCM, 1977).
Romans – Studies and Commentaries
Byrne, B., Romans (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical, 1996).
Cranfield, C. E. B., Romans: A Shorter Commentary (Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1985).
Donfried, K. P., The Romans Debate (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1991).
Donfried, K. P. and P. Richardson (eds), Judaism and Christianity in first–Century Rome (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998).
Moo, D. J., The Epistle to the Romans (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1996).
Schreiner, T. R., Romans (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1998).
Soderlund, S. K and N. T. Wright (eds), Romans and the People of God (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1999).
Stendahl, K., The Final Account: Paul’s Letter to the Romans (Minneapolis: Fortress, 1995).
Wedderburn, A. J. M., The Reasons for Romans (Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1991).
Westerholm, S., Understanding Paul: The Early Christian Worldview of the Letter to the Romans (2nd ed.; Grand Rapids: Baker, 2004).
Wright, N. T., ‘Romans’ in The New Interpreter's Bible (Vol. X; Nashville: Abingdon, 2002).